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== Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Multi Tongue ==
I have been buying Converse for my children for years and have always liked them but could never decide what colour to buy myself . I had finally decide on purple but was waiting for a bargain as I didn't really want to pay the full price of nearly £50 . So when i saw these on the Next website in the older girls section available in sizes junior 10 to adult size 5 for £33.00 , [ and being a size 3 ] I ordered them straight away . Okay they weren't purple, they were blue [ my second choice] but with purple detail so the best of both worlds.
== About Converse ==
Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars , also known as Converses, All Stars, or Cons, are canvas and rubber shoes produced by Converse. They were first produced in 1917 as the "All Star," Converse's attempt to capture the basketball shoe market. Chuck Taylor, a basketball player and shoe salesman for Converse, improved the shoe's design and became the product's spokesperson in the 1920s.
Taylor went around schools and colleges teaching basketball whilst selling the the All Stars.
In 1923, after Taylor made improvements to the shoe, Converse decided to incorporate his name onto the ankle patches that displayed the Converse All Star logo.
Then, in the 1930s Taylor's signature was put into the design, which is how the shoe became known as the "Chuck Taylor" All Star. When first created, the Converse All Star had three main styles - a monochromatic shoe with a black canvas upper and black rubber soles, an all white shoe with blue and red trim, and an all black leather and rubber shoe. It wasn't until after World War II that Converse decided to make the toe guard, laces and outer wraps white, which gave the appearance of the iconic black and white Converse All Stars of today.
== All Star Multi Tongue ==
The All Stars are your typical pair of Converse they come in navy blue , with a pale pink trim around the whole shoe, and the All Star rubber label on the back is also pale pink .
There are 5 pairs of eyelets for the laces, each pair of eyelets is a different colour . Starting with a pale pink, then bright pink, a bright violet, lilac and purple. Which look great against the white laces.
The special thing about the design of these particular Converse is they also have 5 multi coloured tongues.
The tongues are in the same colours as the eyelets , pale pink, then bright pink, a bright violet, lilac and purple and each one has the material All Star label .
The Converse are designed to be worn with all 5 tongues down under the laces like normal or with any of the coloured ones turned over the laces.
This works best if you don't do the laces up to the top eyelets but just to the 4th , then there is room for the tongues to be folded over .
On the inside the tongues are connected to the sides with large elasticated strips , which makes putting them on and off easier , and means you can take them off without undoing the laces .
== My Thoughts ==
As I hadn't owned any Converse before, and the fact they were from the children's section I decide to order a size 3 and a size 4 for my size 3 feet . I really wanted them to be comfortable straight away without the need to break them in , and as I have very fussy feet that don't like anything to rub them I was prepared to buy a bigger size . However once received I was really surprised at how roomy they were .
I have kept the size 3 and they are a good size and an excellent fit , they have not rubbed or caused any pain at all in the first few weeks. Now this in itself is a miracle , as i suffer from chronic idiopathic urticaria and normally any new item of clothing or shoes causes a reaction [ similar to a serve allergic reaction with swelling and itching ]and i have to accustom myself to them before I can wear them normally . I was over the moon when the Converse caused no problems and they are the 1st pair of shoes I have bought in 10 years that haven't caused a reaction!
I have now been wearing them about 4 -5 months and they are still as comfortable, whilst still looking as good as they did when new.
They are very practical and perfect for this time of year , when you want to put the boots away and it's not quite the weather for flip-flops. I have been wearing mine with jeans so far but have tried them on with 3/4 length trousers and they look great especially as you see more of the tongue detail then.
Overall I absolutely love them , I never really believed they would be as comfortable as people said they were , but they really are that comfortable and more . I will definitely be buying more of them when I go to America later in the year.
The only downside is I didn't buy them sooner as I feel I have been missing out all these years.
5 out of 5