They Named Some Shoes After Me

I wore Chuck Taylors in the summers for many years, ostensibly as a retro counter-fashion Old Scans_536bthing in the nascent age of overwrought athletic shoes, but the truth was that the first pair I got was $9.95 and just about all we could afford.  I remember being outraged in 1991, when I finally refused to cough up $23.99 for a pair of court shoes that offered no ankle or arch support when I could get a good pair of ugly leather seconds for about the same price.  These clearly don’t cost $9.95, but they are named after me.  Cool, huh?  Click the link below to see the Junk Chuck Sneakers.

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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2 Responses to They Named Some Shoes After Me

  1. Steve says:

    I always had the Jack Purcell low tops, an even cheaper, knock off version of the famous Chuck Taylors

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    • JunkChuck says:

      I don’t remember those for sale in my small town. Steve, those are my actual feet in the lead photo–at SML in 1991. The female legs belong to Ruth Hall. Isn’t that a kick?

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