Dis b da shoe dat started it all wit dem Lavinz steez mayne, da Vans Sk8-Hi in Tru White.

Somewhere here, you should be able to find a link which details an intense literary debate about Kanye West, racial tension, the link between materialism and new forms of social slavery and the remote relationship between wannabe Asian hipsters and black pop musicians but I lost it in my meandering thought process that resolved to find a beer instead.

Oh yeah, I bought a pair of these on sale, one of my lifelong accomplishment things that allowed me to tick something off my lengthy list and I have to post this as a record of it.

Yes I am way way way too poor to buy a pair of real Lavinz and settled for the inferior beast upon which it was sort of based.