It’s a sad day. Steve Jobs is dead. He will forever be an inspiration to countless people believing they too can change the world.
With Steve’s personal wardrobe choices over the last decade however, he did little changing himself.
You could always count on seeing Steve Jobs in his black mock turtleneck, Levi’s 501 jeans, and a pair of New Balance 991 shoes.
When New Balance discontinued the NB 991 to replace it with the (better, faster, longer lasting – tech humor, people) updated NB 992, Steve could be seen at times sporting that model as well.
Three months ago, New Balance announced that they were bringing back the classic 991 silhouette as part of their “Made In USA” Fall 2011 collection. If only we could reissue Steve Jobs as easily.
Despite coupling Apple with Nike for the highly successful Nike+ iPod system over the last several years, Jobs stayed loyal to his classic grey New Balance sneakers.
Unfortunately, it’ll be tough to fill these shoes again.
Rest in peace, Steve.
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