Is there a reason you wear the sneakers you do? Of course there is - it's what separates you from those "other" people who are content to buy whatever's on sale at TJ Maxx. But here's the thing - just because there IS a story doesn't mean everyone wants to hear it. When someone says "nice sneakers," you don't have to tell them that they're the 2001 retros, not the 2011s, and that you got them after... oh shit, they left. Next time a simple "thanks" will do.