Approximately 20 shoes wide and 24 shoes wide, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Canvas experiment puts on quite a show. The video brought home a Silver Design Lion, a Silver Promo Lion, and a Bronze Cyber Lion at Cannes Inernational Fesitval of Creativity 2011. The Canvas Experiment was created by Perfect Fools in Europe.
Ever heard of Zappos.com? Zappos.com is a shoe and apparel website that was recently acquired by Amazon. However, their business structure is still operating as a separate entity from Amazon.com. Zappos is all about customer service and for each and every pair of shoes they sell online they have a video describing colors, look and feel, and sometimes a bit of culture about the shoe as well.
What’s different about Zappos is that you can order a pair of shoes, try them on, and send them back if you don’t like them – Zappos will cover all shipping costs. It’s a nice touch to the struggles of online shopping – especially for shoes.
This week is usually a difficult one for those without a significant other. It’s often spent at the bottom of a bottle or in the dark confines of ones own room. That’s no way to live. So for all you single people out there; I hope you can make this week a good one by doing what makes you happy. Wear your chucks with pride this week and do whatever the F$#% you want because your life is what you make it, not what you are told to make it.
Now here’s a place where they have a whole list of movies featuring our favorite footwear on either the lead or supporting actors. The one to five star rating is replaced with chuck icons, and every movie is rated accordingly. The webmaster sometimes indulges these movies further with a description of the best “Chuck” scenes. Which parts had best visuals of the ergonomical shoe. A must indulgence. You can see Ice cube gleaming his beauts in Anaconda, Jason James Richter soaring in his chucks in Neverending Story III, and every kid in the Outsiders conduct teenage animosity wearing the ultimate cultural icon. The list is just daunting in its length, which perhaps points us to one of the reasons why converse is entrenched in our society. While media may try to push many a thing we don’t always swallow, the fact is they have a widespread influence. Was it first the media, or were they merely trying to catch the wave of madness already spreading about the standard sneaker. We at Chuckverse keep trying to dig for that fundamental reason of Chuck Taylor’s unabated attraction from all walks of life. The utter magnetism of such a simple idea has captured our curiosity. Until we figure that out enjoy great Agent Cody Banks climb a wall, with the standard wall-climbing footwear.
The 2004 feature film, I, Robot, stars Will Smith in a world that seems to have no other survivors. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars make strong appearance in the film through product placement. Check out a few short clips from I, Robot (2004):
Have you heard of the Taylor Gang? If not, then check out Wiz Khalifa’s video – Damn It Feels Good To Be A Taylor. What does it mean to be a part of the Taylor Gang? All you gotta do is sport your Chucks. Welcome to the gang.