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Be Your Bae’s Solemate And Buy Them Shoes

If you’re a sneakerhead, then this shouldn’t be an issue, because you’d do this anyway, chances are. But let’s play devil’s advocate and say that you aren’t a sneakerhead, and/or you are and you don’t buy bae bae shoes. Your first reaction might be that shoes are really expensive, or you don’t know what kind they like (when the price excuse doesn’t work out). You may not have bought many shoes for them, and you still may not. But there are benefits to doing this, especially for the relationship with said special someone.

 Of course, as with any gift you give anyone, the gift should more than likely be something that they wanted, or damn near close. What does that mean for you? You have to ay attention to Bae’s love for sneakers and whatever heat they’re eyeing. Think about how you felt the last time someone got you something you really wanted. You probably felt really good because that particular benefactor took the time to listen and pay attention to your interests, and got you something that you were going to enjoy. Now imagine your special someone with the same feeling. Buy them shoes.

And let’s say for some reason you couldn’t get the exact pair they wanted. Still following on paying attention and seeing their interests, you could come up on another shoe that they might like or want as well. It is the thought that counts, after all. What’s important to remember is that it’s not just about buying sneakers for boo. It’s more about being an amazing boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/whatever. Like anything else in life, bae has interests and things that make them tick. One of them is sneakers and sneaker culture. People put value and pride in many things, sneakers are no different. It’s easy to just dismiss their love of sneakers and just say they’re shoes, but imagine something you love, know, and have a lot of relevant sh*t for. Now also imagine your love showing no support or interest in that. You’d be pretty hurt, even if only slightly. You wouldn’t want to or be able to share that joy and passion with boo, and that sucks. Now imagine how your person feels. Buy them shoes.

Then you might throw the argument that they in fact don’t support your interests. Well, all you have to do is remember the Golden Rule. And if bae really is bae, they’ll reciprocate. Again, it’s not just about the shoes or buying shoes for bae. It’s about getting to enjoy and share their world with them and strengthening your relationship. You might really come to like what they like, and vice-versa. It’s all about compromising and making the other person as happy as you can be. And of course, if you’re both sneakerheads, then this shouldn’t be a problem.

Written by J-Play

Founder and Creator of the Sneaker Literacy Program. I am a software developer with a deep love for sneakers and tech. Clean Your Shoes is my mark in both cultures. Connect with me on Instagram at @the.jplay.

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