I bought my first pair of Converse All-Stars a few years ago, and not long afterward, I noticed a strange defect. I really hadn’t had them that long, but the thin black band that wraps around the sides of the shoe began to loosen and tear off near the heel:
It’s a purely cosmetic issue, so I didn’t really care – it was more just a bizarre thing… especially when I started showing it to others who had never experienced such a thing. Just the other day, though, I noticed a very different issue on my all-black pair. Now, this one is no doubt my fault, but when I saw it I said “How the crap did THAT happen?”
How the crap, indeed.