Yeah, it's comics' cheesiest way to intro an article, but I think it's justified here...
I got these sneakers back in 1989 when Tim Burton's Batman first came out. They somehow wound up completely forgotten in the bottom of a footlocker and I don't think I've seen them in ten years. Probably stored in there when I last moved and never got unpacked. I re-discovered them tonight by accident and I'll be darned if they don't still fit! Wohoo!
These were officially licensed by DC and produced by Converse as a special version of their classic All-Star line. They're not in the best of shape -- I actually wore them a fair amount in college -- but I doubt many people will notice the specifics of their condition as they're picking their jaws up off the floor in awe of all those bat-symbols!
(Oh. And yes, my legs really are that hairy.)