Product Type: Converse Hunter Original
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Converse all star ox
Converse All Star Ox
Member Name: louisechackett
Converse All Star Ox
Advantages: comfortable, fashionable, look great
Disadvantages: very flat and thus no so supportive
I have wanted some Converse shoes for quite some time and although I wasn't all that keen on the high top shoes they do I did really like the all star ox trainers and so I decided to treat myself to some. This is my review of the Converse all star ox trainer.
The Converse all star ox trainer is a casual looking low trainer which features a canvas upper section and white rubber soles and toe box. They are a casual shoe and yet I think they are pretty timeless as they seem to have been around for many years now and are still going strong! The trainer features the all star label on the tongue as well as on the back of the shoe on the rubber sole and so people will be able to see you are wearing the real deal as opposed to an imitation from the high street. I say this because many stores are selling their own versions of these shoes since they have become so popular and from experience I can tell you that they do not last the same and are not as good quality at all.
The Converse all star ox trainer does come in many different colours and so there is something that will probably suit everyone really! I have them in beach blue which is a lovely bright blue colour and I have just ordered myself another pair in pink because I love them so much! My son has the junior version in red whilst my sister has some in white and so they really do come in various colours! What I love about all the converse all star ox is that they have silver eyelets where the laces are thread and it does stands out well against the colour of the shoe no matter which colour you have and they just make the shoe look well made and more expensive than the imitation ones out there.
Obviously having a canvas upper these shoes aren't going to be an all weather shoe though I do believe you can get a waterproofing spray which is something I am going to look in to as it apparently helps to keep them clean as well. I personally do not like wearing my Converse when it is raining and such like because I feel as though they will get damaged and I don't want them to. These are, in my opinion anyway, a classic shoe for wearing in any season so long as the weather is dry!
When I first got these shoes I did think they looked a little chunky and heavy because of the thick rubber soles but actually when they are on your feet they don't feel heavy at all. What I do have to say is that these shoes really offer no support to the foot or ankle really because of their low fit and in all honesty I probably shouldn't be wearing them because of my issues with my dodgy knee following which my physiotherapist advised I should buy "proper" shoes from Clarks and such like! I am not really a fan of Clarks shoes for myself though and so I like to purchase items that I like and which are comfortable! This is where I have to say these are the most comfortable shoes that I own! Despite the low fit and lack of support I can really walk in these trainers and feel comfortable which is why I have ordered a second pair!
What I also must point out is just how flat these shoes feel when you are walking in them! That may sound like an odd observation given they are a pair of flat shoes but I have dolly shoes, other trainers or even flat boots but none feel as flat as these Converse and it was a little odd at first getting used to that!
The trainers did need a little breaking in and at first hurt my toes slightly but once they are broken in they really are so comfortable. I like to wear these with leggings and jeans but I know my sister even wears hers with dresses or shorts on nights out at University these days and so they are such a versatile shoe.
What I also liked about the Converse all star ox was the fact that I was able to order them in a half size. I had spoken to my sister about her pair and actually tried her size three on which fit pretty well considering we are both a size four! I actually ordered mine in a three and a half and have found them to be the perfect size in both length and width. I believe they do cover most sizes for children, women and men and so you should be ok finding a pair to fit!
I ordered my Converse from my look again catalogue where they had a few colours for £38. Having looked online it would seem the price varies quite a lot with some on asos costing £40, some on schuh for £43 and so I think I got them at a reasonably good price! The catalogue did only have the beach blue, pink, grey, mint green and red options to choose from but these colours suited me anyway!
I'm sure you can tell that I do recommend this versatile shoe. They are comfortable, fashionable and easy to wear. I know my sister has thrown hers in the wash a couple of times as well when they have become dirty and they've come out fine and so I do think these are built to last! I know since I bought mine I have got a little bit of an obsession and would like many more colours of this trainer!
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A great shoe which I love!