ICONS - THA KICKS: Although this piece isn't a representation of any of the four core elements I planned to include in the first pieces of the "Icons" set, there is probably no object, that without alteration (aside from shoestring removal) is more directly identifiable as a HipHop icon than shelltoe Adidas with no laces, as popularized by Run DMC and honored in the lines of their classic song, "My Adidas", featured here.