http://www.rushkoff.com/ Douglas Rushkoff's soles were once inhabited by the late American psychologist, writer and advocate of LSD experimentation Timothy Leary.
Rushkoff spent alot of time with him during his final months and shortly before his death told him "your're it"! Figuring that he meant carrying the torch for human autonomy and questioning authority.
Leary kept asking him if there was something of his that he wanted, so after he died, he took the trainers and wore them during his next book tour... literally walking in his shoes.
Rushkoff says that the white KSwiss were something of a trademark for Leary after he got arrested. He had been friends with media theorist Marshall McLuhan, who had recommended Leary to smile whenever he was photographed, particularly while being dragged to court or to jail for his psychedelics advocacy. And to adopt a visual symbol for his unbridled optimism: the white trainer.