I’m Dead Broke but Also Dead Set on Buying a Pair of Safety Yellow Platform Filas

Buying random crap you’ve become inexplicably fixated on is the consumerist version of “me time”

Maylin Tu
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readNov 21, 2019


Photo via Shop Akira

The color.

The size.

Don’t even get me started on the chunkiness. Chunk-factor. Chunk-itude.