Maybe there's something inherent with being a kid that means you can only appreciate it in hindsight. When you're young, you're too busy actually BEING young to consider that the good times won't last forever — you're as in the moment as any Buddhist monk. Maybe it's not as true today, as kids are treated more like miniature adults than actual kids, and are forced to make grown-up decisions long before they're grown.

But what does this have to do with sneakers? Well, for kids, sneakers are a lot different than just having to buy GS sizes. Or at least they used to be. Now your average 15-year-old may be sitting on 100 pairs and always looking to trade up, but it wasn't always that way. Check out The Best Sneaker Trends of our Childhood, and get ready to get nostalgic.

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