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.
We’ve spotted Chucks on VS models in the past, but we just wanted to highlight the Chuck Taylor shoes that you can grab on the Victoria’s Secret website. Pristine and screaming laid back style, a variety of Converse Chuck Taylor shoes are VS website and the PINK collection.
Our friends over at Highsnobiety posted about a 2012 Year of the Dragon edition pair of Chucks to come in low and hi tops. If you are part of the 2012 Dragon Chinese Zodiac then you best get yourself a pair of lucky Chucks!
More at Highsnobiety.
We know you love your Chucks, but hey kids, it’s important to catch up on a history lesson or two. We stumbled upon an interesting book in the Amazon Marketplace, a book by Abraham Aamidor about Chuck Taylor himself. From basketball to the classic sneaker, this book goes through the life of the man himself. We’ll have a book review on this item coming up.
Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History
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