It has been nineteen years since Nike acquired Converse.

In that time, we've seen the birth of smart phones, social media, cryptocurrency, private space flight, and lab-grown meat and coffee substitutes.

So why is it a common pair of Converse All-Stars costs three times as much as it used to, and lasts only a quarter as long?

And where have all the cobblers gone?

The future sucks.

If it weren't for Shoe Goo, we'd be in real trouble.