Whoa... In mah HS years, it was different. People always had one some T-Wac's, AI's, MJ's, and all the rest. Then there was that few who had the Kobe kicks, like maybe 10 people I'd see around campus. But only like 4 outta those 10 were tru fans like we are... The rest just got them, cuz they saw u rockin em, so they thought they's be "in" if they had em, when in reality we sported them cuz of tha player, not just we wanted people to think they were the "in" thing. But I also had pairs of AI kicks too, so I'm not hatin on that. Around mah town, I dont expect to see the new Kobe's cuz people are all into their AI, MJ's and all them. It's just what I been seein for a while now.