Air Flight 89s are dope because they are kind of ugly, which means you probably can't pull them off unless you're one of those dudes who can rock '80s and early '90s styles without looking like an even lamer version of Spike Lee sitting courtside. But you know who can definitely pull these sneakers off? Girls. Girls can always pull off kind of ugly sneakers. This seems kind of unfair, but you gotta remember systemic misogyny and realize being able to pull off ugly sneakers isn't an advantage at all because all it does is lead to a bunch of dudes thinking about girls in short shorts wearing ugly sneakers and it's like, wow, does the patriarchal gaze ever stop?
Originally published on Four Pins