Product Type: Converse Hunter Original
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classic shoes but very overrated
Converse All Star Ox
Member Name: clarkjames
Converse All Star Ox
Advantages: comes in a range of funky colours
Disadvantages: get dirty and look tatty quickly
I have had 3 pairs of 'converse' style shoes, one black canvas pair from levi's, one white leather pair from prada, one oxblood canvas pairfrom converse.
In order of quality it goes Prada > levi >converse. It is to be expected that prada would make the best shoe as they were about £120 (they are made of white soft leather too), but the levi's were only £20, the converse something like £45. That price is neither expensive or cheap, it just slots into that middle ground. I'd actually rather pay more, or pay less and get the 'fake' or 'premium' option, everyone has converse, so they're a bit played out.
I do love the colour, they come in a range of funky colours to appeal to expressive teenagers, but the oxblood is different yet restrained, I like it.
The thing I don't love about converse is how thick the sole is, I have never liked this look and both the other pairs I had sported a much thinner sole. If you like the chunky sole though each to their own.
For £45 I think you can do better as they're not overly comfortable shoes, and they get dirty quickly (and you can't clean canvas), unless you really need the real deal just get a pair of knock offs, or get some good quality leather shoes that will last you twice as long.
Some people say the dirty look is all part of the charm, but I don't really see the appeal.
Summary: you either love them or your don't- but don't believe the hype
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