Converse Shoes

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  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Recently my mom bought me a pair of Converse Shoes because my old ones "were too old and too small" But she bought me a pair of Jack Purcell Converse shoes, these look yucky and are endorsed by a badminton player/stockbroker:eek: So, just for interests sake, does nayone else actually own or know anyone that owns a pair of these aforementioned Jack Purcell converse shoes? Am I just being silly or these actually pretty crappy?
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I had a pair for awhile... I liked them They have a different toe area and they look slightly different and sort of classy. :)

    Wore them 'til they had holes in 'em and even fog would make my socks damp. ;)
     
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    Weird to get shoes without trying them on i would have thought. Dont own/ know anyone who owns them.
     
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    They don't look that bad...just a glancing at them, they look like they are trying to be old-skool Van's or something. Same story as any Converse, overpriced...you are paying extra so Nike can pay the admen to convince you to shell out the $$$. But they don't look too bad...unless she bought you this pair :eek:
     

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  5. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My mom just brought them home after work:confused:

    Luckily I never got those, the pair I got are a black pair of low cut ones. But they just don't have the same appeal as my old busted "normal" pair...

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    WTF? :eek:
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Cheeky! :p


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    Just be glad they aren't endorsed by Henry Purcell.
     
  9. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Who's he?

    And: Whats wrong with my old ones (See above) :p
     
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    Woot, another fan of originals!
     
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    I never really understood the appeal of Chucks. No support, no cushion, and the look isn't exactly striking. :confused: oh well...
     
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    Oh, I don't know. The shoe's of the 1600's were quite fetching!
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    It's a nickname for certain Converse (Chuck Taylors). Yeah, they're frankly some pretty bad shoes, but they were worth it when they were cheap, pre-Nike. I used to go through a pair every four months or so, no matter how much duct tape I'd use. I have since found that Airwalk makes a look-alike that you can get for $15 at Payless. Woo!
     
  15. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Chuck Taylors are the kind that you depicted. Jack Purcell is the kind I depicted.

    FWIW, I also don't think any Converses I've ever tried on were comfortable. But I do like the simplicity of their looks.
     
  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    But they (used to be) cheap! After they got bought by nike, the cost went up $5 across the board, and don't look as good as they used to.
    I got a pair of $10 knock-off chucks from target. I slipped some insoles from the dollar store into them and they feel great! I love having young feet! :D

    And I think people liked 'em because they looked so generic. I know all the "art" kids would scribble all over them, the "rich" kids would make sure they were polished and perfectly tied with bleached white laces, and I just wore mine until they fell apart. :p
    (the two observations ["art" and "rich"] are just anecdotal things I observed while in school. Don't hang me if it doesn't describe you, individually. :))
     
  17. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    And the rich art kids wrote really carefully and cleanly on their pristine shoes. :p
     
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    Oh okay, I didn't know that, we always called then Converse All-Stars when we were kids; not that there's anything wrong with wearing them as an adult. ;)
     
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    Converse All-Stars are different, too. ;) They often have a star on the outside.
     
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    You mean to tell me that the All-Stars are just the high tops? :confused:
     
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    Actually, they come in non-high top form too:
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    Now that Leopard's been delayed...we can all order these to wear at the release party:
     

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    This thread is seriously making me consider getting another pair. I haven't had any since I graduated high school in 1982.
     

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