“You’re not going to believe this–I bought those particular Air Jordans at Marshall’s. They were
cheap, they were athletic and they were non-leather. I was not that big
of a sports fan where I even knew who Michael Jordan was, really. I just
thought they were cool sneakers… There was no plan on wearing those. The whole
outfit I had on that day was from Marshall’s and the nylon running pants I
got at Salvation Army. That was the look.”
–Youth of Today singer Ray Cappo in Rolling Stone on hardcore’s jock style, framed as a reaction to mohawks-and-leather punk rockers.