Everything Went On Sale Eventually
Sure, there were fewer releases available of each silhouette — but companies were making individual models by the hundreds of thousands, not the hundreds. Those Dream Team makeups that hit stores in summer were still sitting on the shelves of some stores by the time autumn rolled around. And hardly anyone was doing the "one to rock, one to stock" thing. In fact, in most cases you wore your new sneakers right out of the store. And you were probably copping bi-annually instead of bi-weekly.