If you’ve ever owned a pair of Converse sneakers, you’ve experienced the long and arduous process of breaking them in. It can take six months to a year of daily wear to get them softened up and perfectly molded to your foot, at which point you can enjoy a brief window of sneaker self-actualization before a hole appears in the sole and you have to buy a new pair and start over. Converse addicts will tell you this is all part of the Converse experience, but apparently not everyone has the time or energy to break in their shoes. Enter Converse’s aptly titled “Well Worn Collection,” a new line of sneakers that are scuffed up, dirty, and worn-in, right out of the box. Keep reading »
Dear Guy With Permanent Converse,
I don’t know who you are, but you may be my sole mate. What an innovative idea it was to get shoes tattooed on your feet! Just think, you’ll never be refused service at a fast food joint or a gas station ever again. Bonus points for choosing Converse. It speaks to your practical nature as Chucks never go out of style. And talk about commitment. Clearly you have no hangups in that department. I don’t know what kind of shoes I would want on my feet forever. Maybe heels so I’d never have to wear them again? It’s important for you to know that if you asked me to tattoo shoes on my feet, I would. We could roam the world together, barefoot (kind of).
C’mon, Converse, you could not possibly be serious with this shoe. This sandal is a travesty. As an environmentalist, I am appalled. No one is going to buy this shoe and then every single pair you’ve produced is going to end up in a landfill somewhere. The phrase is “Earth first,” Converse, not “Hideous sandal/hightop hybrid first, Earth second.” Shame on you. [$40, Converse] Keep reading »
Finally, someone found a way to merge Avril Lavigne and Shauna Sand’s sartorial POV into one incredibly comfortable and classy shoe. [If Shoes Could Kill via The Gloss] Keep reading »
Converse teamed up with Spanish jewelry brand Uno De 50 to produce this sneaker collaboration. Between the studs, fringe, and charms, there’s a lot going on with these shoes. We gotta say: we prefer our Converse kicks au naturel. You? [High Snobette] Keep reading »
These “Splatter Sneakers” from Shopbop are currently on sale for 50 bucks, but they were originally $170, which begs the question: who would pay almost $200 for a pair of Converse with red paint stains? Two answers come to mind: an abstract painter with a trust fund or a serial killer. I don’t like either of these choices.
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There are a lot of reasons to wish you were a kid again. A few off the top of our heads: Nap time, no weird looks when you order a Happy Meal, the potential to become a virtuoso fashion blogger. Also—the awesome new kicks from Converse styled after Dr. Seuss books and characters. You’ll recognize the illustrated designs from some of your favorite childhood storybooks (it’s nice to know that some things never change, right?). There’s a “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish” style, a “Thing 1, Thing 2″ pair, a Cat in the Hat design, and more. Yup, most of the sneakers are for kids, but a couple do fit grown-ups if you want to spend a day taking a walk in a kid’s shoes. [Converse via L.A. Times] Keep reading »
I don’t know if these Converse high heels without heels are real or fake, but they sure are fug. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
Admittedly, “The Hills” hasn’t been the same since Lauren Conrad left, but die-hard fans are going to have to find a new way to fulfill their need for fake drama and blank stares now that the show is finally coming to an end. For those who just can’t live without Kristin, Lo, Stephanie, and Audrina in their lives, Converse is here to help. The shoe brand decorated a pair of their sneaks with snaps of the stars, so now you can walk around and show off your love for the girls, while undoubtedly enduring a few judging looks from passersbys. If that doesn’t satiate your “Hills” love, don’t get too depressed just yet. There are rumors that Stephanie Pratt is thinking of moving to New York to join the cast of “The City” — which hasn’t been canceled? — in order to keep up with her reality show career and continue with her crocodile tear action. Watch out, Manhattan. [Crushable] Keep reading »
We all love our classic Chucks, but this striped pair of Converse All Star Light Slips are a welcomed addition to any sneaker head or shoe lover’s collection. This summer, you’ll need a pair of reliable yet stylish shoes for sightseeing and exploring. The black and white pinstripes match everything; you can wear them with all your shorts and tank tops for an easy look. But you can also opt for a short full skirt to kick things up. So get to steppin’ in these comfy babies and rock the stripes wherever your summer takes you.