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.