Every once in a while I am walking down the street and I see a teenager, middle-age man, or even senior citizen taking a stroll on the same road. The thing they all may have in common? They are wearing Chucks.
Chuck Taylor shoes have lasted generations. Now, we can safely say that the selfie generation, millennials, baby boomers and beyond appreciate the simplicity of the Chuck Taylor shoe. I am currently sporting a pair of all black low tops.
What makes these shoes so classic? What makes these shoes so lovable? The price point has been reasonable for the longest time. The shoes look great when they are fresh or even scuffed up. They last until they literally don’t last anymore, and even them I’ve seen people wear the Chucks with duct tape holding them together. Usually that fits the teenage demographic.
Whats more, the clothing styles that these generations have sequestered always fit with the Chuck Taylor shoe. Although it’s not a “buy it for life” type of product. It’s definitely a “wear it for life” type of product. Few things can be considered as classic as the Chuck Taylor Shoe. Fewer things can be even considered as cool as the Chuck Taylor shoe. The Zippo lighter comes to mind.
So, for the love Chucks. If you have a Chuck Taylor story you would like to share with us, send us a tweet at @Chuckverse and share your story.
One of the cultural icons of our generation is to see the Chuck Taylor come into play on a couple’s very special day. The wedding day. Typically seen as part of the groomsman’s uniform, we received a message from a Photography company that had a very cool take on bringing Chuck Taylors to the ceremonious day.
Something that we have never seen during our search for Chuck Spotting, the tip we got was about custom monogrammed Chuck Taylors. Yes, weddings these days have their own logos and their own websites and in San Francisco might even have their own apps! There’s no doubt that SnapChat filters are a popular wedding decoration as well. Nonetheless, these Chuck Taylors are amongst the coolest we have been able to spot. And, what a beautiful shot of the rings intertwined to these gorgeous custom pair of chucks.
You can view more photos from the couple’s beautiful wedding celebration on the Photographer’s website, Red Eye Collection.
Congrats Ashley and Malorie! Special thanks to Red Eye Collective for the photo, check them out if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area.
So I’m not what you’d call a “girly-girl”. I rarely wear skirts or dresses. I live in my blue jeans. I take fifteen minutes to get ready. I don’t know the difference between an exfoliator and regular cleanser. And my favorite pairs of shoes are my various, brightly-colored Converse All-Stars.
But every once in a while, I want to strap on some stilettos, pull on a short dress, slap on some red lipstick, and feel like a chick should feel…but without losing what makes me, me.
So you can imagine my excitement when I found these high-heeled Converse-esque shoes at my local costume shop. I bought them immediately and pulled them on, feeling like a girly tomboy the entire time.
Now, my only question to Converse is this—when are you going to make some high-heeled Chuck Taylors so I can have an official pair instead of these knock-offs?
So, here’s the deal. My chucks started getting the kind of dirty that you don’t want to get (smelly) and summer is coming up. I threw my Chucks in the laundry machine and my roommate starts freakin’ out. He says “That’s counter productive”. He things that Chucks should be worn dirty, which I agree, but sometimes you need to perform some maintenance. Whether it’s ironing your shoe laces or giving your shoes the occasional wash. It’s a necessity.
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So, maybe I am in the wrong here, but why would you utilize a brand to spread the word when there is no direct relation? I just don’t get it. Regardless of the situation, we can all agree that the Chuck Taylor shoe has become more than just a sneaker, but an icon. I think this image says it all.
Converse has put out a little piece of their history on the internet. The Converse Archive includes a collection of shoes they have stored over the years since the companies founding in 1908! They even have the first pair of All Stars.
Check out the Converse Archive