Wow...they're SHOES people! It's sad that all of you can look at a person's shoes and assume so many things about them (ie: they're a poser prep or some "emo fag", etc etc). I personally spend $30 on a pair, because I (gasp!) actually like them and how they look. No, I'm not trying to look "punk", I'm not trying to fit in, I'm just wearing some sweet shoes.
Dumb Narrowminded Person Who Had Chucks Before Chucks Were "Cool": What the fuck, you just bought some new Chucks for the first time, you're just trying to be cool. What a freaking poser.
Me: Dude, they're a fucking piece of rubber, canvas, and thread. Get a life.