I first saw these cosmic Converse a couple months ago, but I didn’t think I needed to buy them right away. I’ve had so many pairs, and they wear out so quickly.
I found myself at a mall a couple weeks ago so I thought I’d see them in person, but they were out of stock. Worried that they might be a temporary style, I ordered them online, and they arrived just yesterday.
FELLOW ASTRONISTAS, MY LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED BY A PAIR OF SNEAKERS! Not only are they silky and slightly shiny, as opposed to the typical canvas chucks, the print is a real NASA image of the Small Magellanic Cloud! Specifically the region around NGC 602 and data from Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra space telescopes. The young stars! The dusty filaments! The background galaxy! Everything is there, on my sneakers! I’m going to stock up on extra pairs.
Oh, and neildegrassetieson approves. Too bad they don’t come in his size! (I really buried the lede there, didn’t I?)