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If Chuck Norris were a shoe, he would be a Chuck Taylor
Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Hi Top
Member Name: StampedingTurtes
Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Hi Top
Advantages: Comfortable, durable, bright, stylish
Disadvantages: Could be had to size without trying them on first
I got my first Chuck Taylor Hi Tops for going on holiday when I was 16. I've always loved Converse and have had a variety of different Converse shoes over the years. My Chuck Taylors are one of my favourites because I have really small feet so I struggle to make some shoes stay on. These, however, do because they are Hi-Tops.
~~~ Intro ~~~
My decision to buy Chucks was because they are made of soft, comfortable and breathable canvas. Ideal for warmer climates. I chose the turquoise colour although I now also have red and purple.
Converse Hi-Tops have a very distinctive look. They were originally designed to hook the basketball market so they have become the quintessential basketball shoe. They have the Converse all stars logo on the inside ankle of each shoe and are usually always brightly coloured canvas with white laces, a white toe and sole, although variations are available!
~~~ My Experience ~~~
My Chuck Taylors turned out to be one of the best purchases I ever made. I took them on holiday and had them on all day every day. We did a lot of walking around in Barcelona and surrounding areas. It was enough to reduce my mum's feet to blisters. However, my feet were safe and comfy in my Chucks. They were worn on the beach in sand, in the water; walking around dusty streets etc and they were fine! I put them in the washing machine and they came out good as new, no stains, no smell, just perfectly comfortable and fresh shoes!
As you will probably know, lots of whiny teenagers decide to wear Converse along with skinny jeans and checked shits. Please don't let this put you off a really great shoe! They were originally an athletic shoe and the comfort and diversity of uses for them just shows that.
After my first experience of Converse High tops on holiday, I decided to invest in a second pair, this time in red. One of the things I love about my high tops is that they really "hug" your feet and ankles. Your ankles are lightly supported and feel secure and cared for. I have tiny feet (a uk 2.5) and they are very narrow. I really struggle to find shoes that fit and are comfortable; however, these really do the trick. I usually buy my Converse either 1 size or half a size smaller than my usual size. My Chuck Taylors are a uk 2 and they fit perfectly. I think perhaps Converse make their shoes slightly longer and narrower. This means that as long as I get a smaller size, their fit my feet in length AND width... a rare occurrence.
I think it is always wise to try on Converse before you buy them as they are not in the same dimensions as other shoes so you'll need to make sure they fit your own feet well.
~~~ Product info ~~~
Chuck Taylor All-stars are made from a canvas outer and a cotton inner - this means that the outside is hard weaning and fairly stain resistant, while the inside is soft, comfortable and breathable. They have a white edged brown rubber sole which has the converse logo on the bottom and provides a 1 inch thick, springy cushion to walk on.
Because the shoes are made of canvas they are not waterproof, however you can always spray them with a waterproofing spray which will make them lightly waterproof, however, they hold up really well in wet weather, yes your feet will get wet, but it doesn't ruin the shoes!
You can get Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Tops from Amazon UK for between £24 and £70.99. Bizarre price range! You can also get them from places like Sports Direct, Schuh and JJB. I would advise you to check out the website at https://www.converse.co.uk/ for a wide range of Converse shoes.
~~~ Conclusion ~~~
They are a great shoe to have in your cupboard for the summer due to their light, breathable material and they are always comfy and dependable. Although I am not big on brands, this is one brand that I will always buy. No other sneakers are as comfortable, well fitting and durable as good old Converse Chuck Taylors. Some lesser brands of Hi Tops can tend to split or come apart at the seams where the ankle bends. They also tend to be made of lower quality material than converse and this can lead to split soles and fraying laces as well as stained fabric. If you are going for Hi Tops, always get Converse!
Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Tops are an excellent, high quality basketball shoe or sneaker. They are great for general wear, walking and sports. They do not have the cushioning and impact resistance of other sports trainers but for general sports they are fine. They are also comfortable and stylish to wear with jeans and great all round shoes (I would wear them under my wedding dress if I could get away with it!)
Summary: Excellent all round sneaks
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