I posted a photo of my old Converse Chuck Taylors to Flickr in 2005. I also used the photo on my old About page. The shoes were at least 13 years old at the time (above).
Five years later things got weird.
First, someone from Australia wanted the old Chucks after seeing the Flickr pic, but changed their mind when I posted an updated picture (slideshow photo #2—I had worn the shoes to tar a roof).
Then someone from Germany who has a collection/museum of old Chucks wanted them—and we made a trade! Photo #3 above shows the new Chucks I got in exchange for my old ones. They are some semi-vintage, hella yellow, made in USA high-tops! My first pair of Chucks were yellow too.
Of course, maybe the guy just has a shoe fetish.