After wearing the same pair of black and white Converse sneakers almost every day for two years, they are looking a little grungy. Last week I noticed four holes, one on either side of the ball of each foot. So I decided that it was probably time for a new pair. (Particularly since I wear them to work every day.) But breaking in a new pair of Converse is so weird. First of all, the new ones are way less comfy than the old ones. And second, whenever I walk I glimpse a blinding white flash out of the bottom of my eye with every step, which I find very startling and distracting.