that isn't 'elitist' shit, thats how the half-cab became a shoe. cab's original high top was being cut down by skaters at the time for a lower shoe that still protected their ankles. after cutting them, people covered the cuts with duct tape and stickers. so yeah, maybe now it looks ugly, but it is significant as to how the half cab came about.
Concept is cool, shoe is ugly as fuck
Quit it with that elitist shit.
edit: just realized the video interviews were discussed a few pages back so yeah