Sneakers (Or are they called "kicks"? I don't know the lingo...) have made their way into the street art culture zeitgeist and even into high fashion. Take for example Nike which has a back room in its store in Soho New York City decorated with foot molds, strips of leather, a wall of shoe laces in various colors and even a few stray soles, where you can "design your own sneakers". That is somewhat misleading because what you are really doing is going on to a computer, chossing a style that already exists and adding your colors and flourishes. It is then sent to China where they are made for you. But the concept is interesting and it seems very popular.
I have been noticing that sneakers are part of the well dressed street artist wardrobe along with a special graffitied T-shirt and sometimes a cap.
So the question of the day is - will sneakers become another form of personal expression as is the T-shirt? .... or maybe I am so out of it that the question does not need to be asked as it is already a "yes"?