Kicking about in Converse
If you’re a laid back kind of guy and don’t follow fashion trends to the core then you’ll be on the lookout for the classic styles and timeless trends to wear everyday.
I always go for Converse shoes when I’m putting together a casual look – they look good, feel good and pretty much go with everything (well except a suit). So here’s the history of the classic Converse shoe, the All Star. The famous basketball player Chuck Taylor endorsed this iconic style in America in 1923 and ever since the style has been worn by people across the world. You’d be hard pushed to find another shoe with more popularity that the All Star.
My favourite has to be the the All Star Low White Canvas shoe – this vintage style features a white canvas based upper and classic white rubber sole. The red piping offsets the white and the must-have Converse badge on the tongue sticks some identify on the shoe. I always wear chinos or jeans with mine.
It won’t suit everyone, so another smarter style you could opt for it is the all over leather shoe. This Chuck Taylor All Star Mono Ox style comes in black leather – ideal for nights out down at your local paired with jeans or simply to wear when you are out relaxing with friends. Its slightly more expensive, but then again this one is leather and not canvas material.
Converse retail from around the £44.99 mark and also come in men’s half sizes, so they are definitely worth their value and will last ages – as long as you take care of them. To clean just wipe with a damp cloth or put in the washing machine in a pillowcase on a low heat.
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