The only Shoe you would have ever caught a hood dude wearing in 98-99. I remember guys used to wear them with baggy dockers khaki's, a dress shirt hangin out under a Ralph Lauren Polo sweater. It's really hard to beleave hardcore hood dudes would actually dress like this, or even think to wear this type of shoe. I would most def wear them. I wouldn't make it a habit, but Easland puts out good quality shoes.bThese are the type of shoe suggest a man invest in if he;s not trying to make a bold statement.