"Roos as a brand. Not even a specific colorway. I was a LatchKey kid growing up, and my mom was always nervous about the key-around-the-neck thing. But at the same time, I lost shit all the time, and keys were no exception. So it was easier for her to just give me these shoes, which were pretty cheap. Just put the key in the pocket, and you were good. 'Roos' was short for Kangaroos, because the shoe came with a pouch. And it's not like you could put a pack of cigarettes in them, but it was just enough room for a kid to put a house key, a dollar bill or a couple of quarters in there to buy some candy."

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