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Converse is an American brand which is now known worldwide for its "high top" style sneakers. These were my second pair of converse bought from 'Size' for £55. The black and white design shows off a fashionable look for the current fashion market and a look in sheer brilliance and style. The powerful black body of the shoe contrasted with the white trim and laces gives this a sleek style and a perfect match to go with jeans and a variety of other fashion trend items. The padded collar and rigged design at the back of the show separates it from the normal converse range and gives it a more "High Top" look and feel. I feel this adds to the design and just gives it that more fashionable look that's top of the market at the moment. These converse, I would say are more aimed at a teenage to young adult age range and will give a clear fashionable look to the wearer. Since its in black and white this makes it a unisex shoe so both male and females can wear this shoe which makes it a perfect addition to anyone's wardrobe. Like all converse they have a nice snug fit around your feet and with the padded collar gives and extra amount of comfort that will make you feel safe and sturdy from the moment you put them on. The added grip at the bottom of the shoes makes them very durable and long lasting, and will reduce the chances of slipping. This makes them good and durable for all surfaces. Comfort: 5/5 Style: 5/5 Grip: 5/5 Price: 4/5 Unisex: Yes Sizes: 4 - 11
Intro Converse is a well renowned brand, most notably in America. However the brand became a popular one in a number of differnet nations, Great Britain being one of them. I got my first pair of these particular Converse in December 2009, for 65 GBP at Footlocker. The price remains the same to this day, you may think this a lot for a pair of shoes but they're worth it! These shoes are by far the best I have ever come across, so much so that I actually have two pairs. I first bought a white pair (because my friend had the black ones), but adored them so much that I just had to get the black pair too! I got told by a sales assistant at Footlocker that they were exclusive and that they only had two pairs of each colour in sizes 4 to 12. This may have been said to entice me into buying, or may have been true, who knows! I was told they were the "I Robot Converse", I hadn't seen I Robot at the time, but I watched it after purchasing the white ones December 2009 and saw the black pair on Will Smith. I bought the black pair in December 2010 and so now I have the same shoes as Will Smith, cool. The Converse The shoes are comfy, they're padded and so they're isn't any rubbing or discomfort at all. The fact they're made out of leather means that if they get dirty, they can be cleaned easily, which is great for me as I like to be outdoors. They're stylish and they stand out, they're high tops so they're relatively big shoes (regardless of the size) so people take note of them - which is a good thing because they deserve attention! Besides the obvious difference of the leathers being different colours, the rubber lines which run around the base of the shoe are different colours too - White leather = Red and Blue lines, Black leather = Black lines. I also recommend buying black laces of the same shade as the black leather, I've found they look loads better. My friend bought red laces for his white pair, I thought they looked silly but maybe that's just me. Problems I Have Found The only problem I have come across is the two studded holes on the inside of the Converse - I wore them in the snow (bad idea) and my feet were sodden. Although you could look at these two small holes as air conditioning for your feet! I don't see thes studs as a disadvantage though, as it was my fault that I went out in deep snow in my favourite pair of high tops! Also, I would much prefer the Converse logo to be on the outside rather than inside of the boot, so people can see what make they are (although it is quite obvious). Opinion I love the shoes, they go with everything I wear and they're so comfy and easy to put on, there's not any hassle like there is with some other high tops. I'd highly recommend them to anyone who likes high tops, or to any who would like to try a pair of high tops for the first time. I prefer the black pair to the white, solely because dirt is harder to see on them.