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Monday, 30 July 2012

The Monday Piece – Chuck Taylor All Star, Converse

This week’s piece is on American global shoe giant, Chuck Taylor All Stars. The shoe started out as a classic, simple basketball style boot in 1908 and in the last 100 years has gained a huge cult following. It began in Maldin, MA as a rubber, shoe-making company around 1908.Chuck Taylor, who was a basketball player in the early 1900’s wanted to create a simple, easy to wear shoe that could be worn whilst playing basketball – he became a salesman for the brand who also improved the shoes design and style. Huge improvements were made regarding the shoes general style, comfort, and support –shortly after the improved designs the shoes were worn by athletes who attended the Olympic Games and they were also worn in World War 11. In later years the shoes became known as converse, Chuck Taylor’s and All Star – the original monogram black and white style is still a classic but they now stock all colours and patterns. You can even now design your own pair on the Converse website! The shoes popularity is due to the fact they can be worn during most sports, as well as casually with jeans and t-shirts. The shoes were popular among many groups throughout the decades including athletes, punks, grunge rockers, alternative rockers, surfers, rappers, emo’s and skaters. The brand has many celebrity fans including Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart. Converse will always be famed for all American, laid back cool footwear – everyone should own a pair! Now owned by Nike there are more designs than ever...which is your favourite? I want a blood red cord pair, or maybe even a suede pair with a fluffy sheep lining.
Do you own some converse?
What’s your favourite thing to wear them with?
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All images taken from google.





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30 comments

  1. Love them! Wore them since I was a kid all the way through college. But for some odd reason they started hurting my feet. I even tried to go up a size but it just didn't work.
    Love,
    Diana from http://thegirlwhocouldntbeafashionista.blogspot.ie/

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  2. I don't like the sneakers combination with elegant outfit. Maybe for casual!

    xoxo,
    Vicky.

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  3. I love wearing them with everything
    NRC ♥

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  4. I'm a huge fan of converse!
    Much love xxxx

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  5. Awesome trend! I love Christen Steward's outfit:)

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  6. Amazing... I love converse with pencil jeans or even a nice mini skirt so you can show off the shoes.
    Cool post!

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  7. converse a must have item!!!

    Have a great week love:)

    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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  8. i love converse trainers, they are stylish and comfy :)

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  9. converse are the best!! x

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  10. I love..love..love converse...tnx for stoping by...follow you back..kisses...

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  11. i love convers !;)
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  13. I love rocking out my Chuck Taylors. aside from being so comfy, it can also be so stylish depending on what way we will!

    Arra
    The Princess on the Brink

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  14. i love outfits with converse!
    kisses

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  18. I love converse! I have them in pink and in turquoise color. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  19. Converse are my favorite shoes !!!

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  20. Love wear converse with everything!

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  21. great post!

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  23. i don't own converses but they do seem like a great casual piece. my favorite is blake's outfit...it's harder to rock them with gowns like the last image. i really enjoy your blog so far :D if you like mine too, do you want to follow each other? xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  24. Great converse post!!! I love sneakers, besides being petit, I cant give up my converse...

    xxxx
    www.bohemianbones.blogspot.com

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  25. I'd love to wear high-waist jean with converse!
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    Amy x

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  26. I love Converse, they are so comfy :)

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  27. Only just finally bought a pair of converse. Classic black ones. I like them with literally everything!

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