Thursday, September 20, 2007

Why Does Everyone In Advertising Have These Trainers?


Some kind of meme, I suppose.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone everywhere has those trainers.

logic=they're cheap, comfy and currently fashionable.

But own up Scamp, you've got a pair of Rifts, the summer trainer that everyone wears.

Anonymous said...

i don't where these. i only wear Prada darling.

Scamp said...

ah, but not everyone has camouflage Rifts. There's different colours.

But everyone has these Converse in the exact same colour!

Carl said...

Guilty as charged

New York Punk said...

wannabe hipsters?

Toad said...

Because wearing them makes you feel American.

Especially the white ones.

(sorry, couldn't resist.)

ken said...

I saw Chris Morris yesterday wearing them. And everyone wantzs to be him right?

Anonymous said...

ah ye olde chuck taylors. authenticity to spare, zero arch support. you'll regret later kidz. nike air man! that's where it's at.

Gerry Cacanindin said...

I thought this is just an Asian phenomenon. Turns out all ad guys around the world have the same idea of how to look like pseudo-artistes?

Anonymous said...

pseudo-artists? just try and convince fallon or mother that their work is not pure art.

Anonymous said...

BETC gives free pairs to creatives... we all wear those trainers cause it's free.

Anonymous said...

He wrote "artistes," French word for performers i.e. rock band singers? Get it? He wasn't referring to the likes of Picasso, Dali, Van Gogh, etc.

Adam Atkinson said...

Because they're great. One pair has lasted me 14 years, which is longer than most dogs live. That said, I've defected to the very lovely PF Flyers, which, if they're good enough for Johnny Marr, then they're good enough for me.

Gordon Comstock said...
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Gordon Comstock said...

I have some of them that I wear at home. For work I buy boots from adman turned bootmaker Tim Little:

http://www.timlittle.com/

Show the account managers what proper footwear looks like I say.

Another question is: why do planners wear those hideous hybrid trainer/shoe things? Frankly, I'd rather have my feet cut off and hop around on the stumps.

NĂªgo Ivo said...

I have a Pony like this!