Product Type: Converse Hunter Original
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Comfortable yet Fussy Trainers
Converse All Star Trainers
Member Name: jjrose
Converse All Star Trainers
Advantages: Stylish and comfortable
Disadvantages: Gets dirty easily
I am pretty sure that most of the teenagers have gone through at least one pair of Converse trainers in throughout school/ college/ university. I love shoes, and my bank account suffers for it. I must admit, I love Converse but I am not a big fan of the brand. I do own a pair of Converse hi tops trainers as shown in the picture.
Being a student, the main factors in choosing daily shoes are practicality and durability, which Converse trainers seem to deliver wonderfully. The pair I own are bought from Schuh; they offer 10% student discount, which is a plus for me. When I bought my pair, they are not in sale but I could never seem to be able to find the Converse I want, in the style I want, in the sale. So, I usually buy shoes with student discount.
The pair I own have white background with little hearts painted in multiple colours. The pair I bought are size 4, which fits me perfectly with socks on. They are retailed at £52 at Schuh, and I paid about £47 for a pair with student discount, which is quite reasonable for a designed pair of Converse. If you go on the website, the Converse trainers come in all manners of sizes and designs, and I believe you can even design your own. However, since I have never done it myself, I cannot say anymore on this subject.
As like any other Converse trainers, mine have a white rubber sole with light weight material with the little hearts design. I personally think the design is quite sweet, albeit looks a bit childish. They are very comfortable to wear if I am out and about. However, I do find that they do not make good running shoes. Being a student, I have a chronic problem with tardiness. So, most of the time, I woke up late and have to run to a lecture. In such days, I choose proper trainers instead of these Converse for more comfort. I think the problem is the rubber sole: it is certainly lightweight but does not really absorb the shock of running on sidewalks. Personally, I tend to have foot-ache when I run with Converse trainers.
As for the durability, they do last quite long. I have had them for several months now and they don't show much wear and tear. Although, I do not wear them daily. The problem I have is that, because the rubber sole is white, it tends to get dirty easily and I don't really care much for washing my shoes every time I got out walking in the puddles. So, my pair of Converse looks more yellow than white at the moment.
Overall, Converse hi tops are very nice pairs of trainers that will match with a variety of outfits from casual to semi-formal. My advice is that if you are looking to wear them daily and don't want to clean them frequently, go for dark shades.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
Summary: Trainers good for daily wear
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