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Converse All Star Two Fold High Top Trainers
I use to live in my converse trainers, wearing them with skinny jeans and skirts with coloured tights. However once I had left University and got a full time 'grown up' job my Converse days were pretty much over and I only really wear then on the off weekend now. I have always had the regular Converse trainers and gone through many pairs, my favourite set by far were the All Star Two Fold High Top Trainers.
The trainers come in the standard Converse shoes box which is black and cardboard brown coloured. The box folds open and inside are your All Star trainers. They shoes are nicely wrapped in tissue paper and laces are set out separately for you to lace them as you like them. I prefer my laces straight across but you can do them crossed over as well.
The trainers are very much the same design and shape as the regular Converse All Star trainers, although the difference being that they have a fold down top which exposes a different coloured inner lining. With the top up straight you have a higher top trainer and folded down you have a regular ankle grazer Converse shoe. The shoes are made of a canvas upper material that are stitched together. The sole of the shoe is a white plastic with a rubberised base. At the back of the rubberised base is a black stamped/mounded Converse branding stating ALL*STAR.
The Converse All Star trainers have silver eyelets up three quarters of the front of the shoe, either side of the central tongue. In these eyelets you lace the shoes all the way to the top eyelet. Converse trainer laces are generally bright white which stand out and make them highly recognisable.
One of my only pet hates with Converse shoes is their ineptness at keeping any amount of water out. Walking through a tiny puddle and I seem to end up with damp socks beneath and living in Scotland these are definitely not suited to lots of outdoor walking.
The two fold high top Converse trainers are made up of two different colours and there are a variety of combinations available and special editions. My shoes are some of the first designs that were available and are still a popular colour combination and available now, a khaki green colour overall the shoes and the fold over is a baby pink colour.
These two colours of khaki green and pink go really well with one another and also mean that they match a variety of different coloured items of clothing. I find that the higher top design especially suit skinny jeans and lengthen your legs slightly as the ankle Converse can make legs look quite stumpy unless you are blessed with very skinny legs.
The shoes, like all Converse trainers I have owned, are really comfy and mould to your foot shape very quickly. The sole is quite thin and very light so it almost feels like you have no shoes on at all. They're both practical and fashionable and a pair of these will last a good year or two of heavy usage including a few goes in the washing machine which is a great way of brightening them up again.
These two fold high top Converse are something a little different but still manage to stick to the popular Converse design. These are slightly more expensive than the standard All Star trainer costing £50 at full price, however I think they're well worth it for a slightly different staple trainer! These are widely available online and on the High Street such as at ASOS and Schuh.