Garance Dore did a post a few days ago about the Converse sneaker and since then I have been thinking about how I don't know what I would do if I one day couldn't get them anymore. In interviews and reader emails I am always asked what my style staples are living in Seattle and my cream Converse sneakers are always on the top of the list. I go through phases where I buy them in a low top and then when those wear out I sometimes find myself on a hightop kick (this is where I find myself currently). Garance asked her readers to give a shout out to the style that they prefer. I can't pick favorites, I love them both.
These shoes never let me down. As a Seattleite without a car I need a shoe that can get me from place to place comfortably and the reason I love my Converses so much is that in addition to being super comfortable I find them to be the epitome of classic and chic. Not a common description when it comes to sneakers. They have been around forever and even though their popularity ebbs and flows they have never gone away or changed. I used to be able to get them for $15 back when I was in high school (back then I wore black lowtops) but even with the steep increase in price compared to back then I still find myself picking up a new pair each time my heel wears through the sole.
Cheers to the Chuck, may they never change.