Tallahassee Skate Park - Tallahassee, FL
A language very few speak fluently - sneakers and skateboarding. A culture that has seen a surge in volume within the last few years, these two worlds often collide. The juxtaposition of glamour and grunge - it definitely has its appeal for any young hipster.
We spent a portion of the day with a few of its veterans - Rob @mrkleankickz, Ed @seymor_buccs, Bud @bud_tha_king, and Lionel @biglen03. Tallahassee Skate Park located on Jackson Bluff Rd is a place where skaters and those who appreciate the sport can come to try new tricks, roll around or just chill.
These 4 guys, one being a skater, came to just kick it and talk sports and of course, shoes. While they could not all agree on which type of phone was better, Android or iPhone, they could all share the same sentiments as they expressed how the culture has changed. More about impressing others and less about actually knowing the history and significance of certain shoes. There was a sense of nostalgia as they remembered memorable shoe releases, what shoes they would like to see re-released and how much the process of even purchasing exclusive shoes has changed.. for the worst.
Still, it has not wavered their love for the soles. These sole-searching brothers are reminded that "It doesn't matter what shoes you have, what shoes you like or what shoes you buy, if you love sneakers, you are a SNEAKERHEAD."