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Old 07-23-2015, 03:19 PM
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The New Chuck Taylors are Here! The New Chuck Taylors

Converse finally made a Chuck Taylor that won't destroy my old man feet | The Verge



Yes, there's a lo-rise version too.

Converse apparently has old people like me in mind, because the company just released the Chuck Taylor All Star II, one of the more radical revisions the iconic shoe has had so far. Sure, Converse has released a ridiculous number of variants on the original shoe, but they've mostly been cosmetic variations.

The II, however, appears to be a ground-up rebuild — like the Galaxy S6 of sneakers. The company is touting better foot cushioning and arch support, a more "breathable" micro suede liner, and a bunch of other features, like an embroidered All Star logo, that make the shoes even more expensive than the standard model ($70 for low-top, $75 for hi-top).


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Those wont go well with my pale pink pants covered with embroidered ducklings, or my powder blue wind breaker
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I wore Jack Purcells from childhood - the Chucks were too narrow- to about 20 years ago, whereupon it was discovered they had ruint my feet. Or maybe it was the pointy cowboy boots with 2 inch heels. Anyway, I quit them when they moved to China. Last American made sport shoe. So sad.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:51 PM
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Who was Chuck Taylor?
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:07 PM
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Cool. Great shoes for deadlifting and squatting. Mine always fall apart after winter salt, the canvas falls apart after multiple salt exposures.
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I wore Jack Purcells from childhood - the Chucks were too narrow- to about 20 years ago, whereupon it was discovered they had ruint my feet. Or maybe it was the pointy cowboy boots with 2 inch heels. Anyway, I quit them when they moved to China. Last American made sport shoe. So sad.
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they don't have the black stripe along the bottom! i started wearing chuck's in grade school in the 60's and still do.had mine on today as a matter of fact.they might have no support they might look funky but i love em.
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I wanted to wear them in the late 60s early 70s but no way was I gonig to get a pair of gym shoes for $7.99 are you crazy.

"Don't wear the ones that slip and slide, wear the ones with the star on the side".
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:44 PM
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If you're going to rock Chuck Taylors, you have to go with the hi-tops. As mentioned above, Converse doesn't like guys with wide feet.
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Here's your American made sport shoe Made in the USA Collection from PF Flyers | PF Flyers® Shoes - Authentic American Style and Sneakers - Men

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