Or... is it the sneaker scene? In any event, the new thing to do with your old sneakers is to take them and turn them in to a radical gasmask after they become too outdated or well worn to continue wearing.
This concept is the brainchild freehandprofit.com who has taken the concept to a whole different level of radical in the utilization of current gasmask technology. Some of the creations that freehand profit offer for sale on their website are sporting a distinctive "Star Wars" flair, such as their Stormtrooper offering for instance, or the one which they have called the Air Zoom Generation mask.
Though these masks seem to be quite unique, they are not overly complicated, and it is wonderful to see that these two items can be repurposed together to make a functional device that is both beautiful and erotic in it's own way. Don't be afraid to try to follow suit and repurpose some of your own old sneakers in the same way. Gasmasks are not very expensive in and of themselves, and there are lots of styles available to use as a base model for your own do it yourself projects.