It’s been since I was 18 years old that I owned a pair of these classics. Today when I was at the doctors office this old man stepped onto the elevator look down at my feet and then back up to his wife and said with fervor, “They’re coming back!”. It was almost as if in that very moment he tapped into the soul of his rebellious youth once again; even though he was well into his 70’s. As a longed haired guitar player back in the late 80’s and early 90’s I too wore the legendary Converse Chuck Taylors in black. During that time it set me a part as an individual while others might have wore leather Timberlands or other styles of the time. Last night I decided to dawn my individuality once again for some stand out kicks to express my individuality and retap into the legendary and timeless classic. Today Chuck Taylors are truly versatile and I’m going to see how far I can push that versatility with what I wear. I may even buy a few pairs in different colors. As Chuck Taylors always have, they fit like a glove. Honestly I was surprised at how comfortable they are since they don’t have arch support but we’ll see how they work over the long haul.
Converse is now owned by Nike and Chuck Taylors have new technology in them that make them more comfortable without compromising the overall look. Well done Nike! The interesting thing to note here is the All-Star was invented in 1917. With that in mind there are very few iconic names, brands or styles that have literally survived the test of time and Chuck Taylors are certainly at the very top of the list.
Go get yourself a pair of Chucks and wear the All American icon yourself!