When you walked into a sneaker store and saw a pair you wanted, there was no reason to stress. You could safely wait until your lawnmowing/snow shovelling/McDonalds money stacked up, and then go get whatever it is you were looking at. They weren't going anywhere. Stock shifted slowly, seasons were actually seasonal, and no one had to be constantly making room for the next new hotness. Hey, the Air Flight Huarache was the it basketball shoe of the early '90s and it only released in TWO colors. They were available for a while. Besides, how do you think all the diggers had ill old sneakers to find years later?