Remember When Girls Had To Wear These Shoes To School?
This was back when kids weren’t being judged by how many pairs of Jordans they did, or did not own. Parents are struggling to keep up a lifestyle for their children that they can not afford just so the children can brag to their friends.
It was the year 1987 and I was getting ready to attend an all girl catholic school entering my 7th grade year. I remember going shopping for school supplies and school gear. By school gear I mean getting a slip and other under garments from Kraus and oxford shoes with the white soles from Dillard’s. I thought I could get away with the red soles (because red sole oxfords had a round toe and looked better verses the white sole oxfords had more of a square toe)and paint them white but the Nuns were hip to that trip and sent me home because I didn’t have the complete uniform. I got my school bag or as some would call it back pack from the Espirit shop but that was the extinct of anything designer I had for school.
Sure we bought name brand items such as Benetton, Girbraud Jeans, Coca Cola Tops, Tretons Tennis Shoes, Swatch Watches, Units (which was the original converter clothing) and Polo, but it would take a couple of these items to equal one pair of Jordans. You can’t get a pair of Jordans for less than $120 and to think there are children with over 5 pair.
Parents are struggling to keep up a lifestyle for their children that they can not afford just so the children can brag to their friends. Where is the logic and what are we teaching our children? It’s definitely not a value system or any type of work ethic. In their case hard work doesn’t pay because alot of children are doing absolutely nothing to be award over $600 worth of sneakers.