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trainer addiction, a psychological perspective...
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03-04-13, 07:13 PM #16
pugwashpz Heisenberg ****
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Dregz, love this^^ Smile

03-04-13, 07:16 PM #17
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(03-04-13, 07:09 PM)dregz Wrote:  This leads me to believe that we are just products of our time - 80's & 90's hip-hop heads - and we're making up for the fact that we never owned a decent pair of trainers as kids...

^ This.

The best part of adulthood is having the money to buy the stuff you could never afford as a kid. Smile

03-04-13, 07:52 PM #18
llcoolgee Drexciyan Wavejumper *****
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Very much what Dregz said.

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04-04-13, 12:28 PM #19
pugwashpz Heisenberg ****
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It's something I have spent a long time pondering. In a way it's a bit like my obsession with football, when you consider it cognitively it's a bizzare thing, that doesn't stop the obsessive thinking and passion.
The paradox for me is I started wearing trainers that I knew I wouldn't ever see anyone else wearing, to stand out from the crowd and move away from sheeple.
Now, having developed some great friendships with other 'addyphiles' I am proud to feel 'part of' this tribe, and that is something that human beings have been doing for all of history.
I am an addict, this is an historical fact, now my obsessive thinking has moved to a less harmful drug of choice, trainers. I am aware of how this has consequences in my life, financial and repercussions in my relationship however this doesn't stop me.
and in response to your comment Dean, I am one of the loons that has spent too much time hunting down the 35, even though, as you say, they're fugly!? And I probably wouldn't wear most of them, Now, that's insane!
And in response to some comments, I too have always collected something, I opened a record shop simply to feed my vinyl addiction, it was not successful as most of the slabs ended up in one of my record boxes, when we closed it was pointed out I had 4000 quids worth of stock under the counter, would I give it back to save the shop, would I fuck! Hehe Smile

04-04-13, 01:24 PM #20
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The best part of adulthood is having the money to buy the stuff you could never afford as a kid. Smile
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That's what it is for me , my mum was a single parent so times were tough . I used to get picked on at school for not having the latest trend . I bought the black superstar 2 with the white stripes with my first ever wage & I've been hooked ever since! My mates don't understand why I clean my supes & put them back in a clear shoebox after wearing them , because I had nothing I value my possessions . They laugh but I just think " fuck you , I've got 73 pairs of trainers ! " haha

I wish i had more feet.....Very Happy

04-04-13, 01:39 PM #21
pugwashpz Heisenberg ****
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Yep, can certainly identify with that Rob!!!!
I had the cheapest Shiite trainers as a kid, I wasn't even allowed hi tek silver shadows and I had to accept I was the butt of the jokes....
my first pay packet I got was a month's YTS wages, I bought the first ever pair of Reebok pumps, they were 125 quid which at the time was a fortune for a pair of trainers. The pump stopped working on the left shoe after 2 weeks, I didn't tell anyone,.hehe.






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