My son, Nicholas some years ago presented me with a pair of red Chuck Taylor high tops as a birthday present. My daughter subsequently had a purple star-encrusted pair made for me. My office crew added another custom pair. So now I’m loaded with high tops. From where did this obsession come? In high school, Chuck Taylor All Stars were only worn by the varsity basketball players. Despite endless trying, I could never make the team, for many reasons beyond “White Men Can’t Jump”, but it’s now ok to own a little part of this fantasy.