Thursday September 24, 2020

Teenage kicks

Let’s skip the sex question for a moment and move straight to the stuff that really matters to teenagers, shall we? I’m talking, of course, about footwear.

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

10th June, 2006

Outside the Temple Bar Music Centre, 13-year-old first year student Sarah Rooney has only one question about her impending Sunday Business Post photo shoot with eight other teenagers from seven Dublin schools. ‘‘Will there be any Dube-wearers there?” she says, a trace of trepidation flickering in her eyes.

For the uninitiated, Dubes refer to Dubarry shoes, tasselled little horrors that house the feet of many of Dublin’s southside students. It might seem...

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