Originally Posted by lupin23rd
Anyone wear the "loose-fit" Chucks as seen on Zappos?
Could be a better fit for those who wear non-slim jeans, or those with wider feet, provided they don't fall under the "square-toe" category... (never seen any in person)
I used to own a pair of "loose-fit" chucks. I have pretty wide feet and wearing normal Chucks are not an option for me; the toe box is too narrow and would cause blisters if I ever tried walking in them. Anyway, I saw the loose-fits on sale and thought "Alright! Chucks that actually fit me!"
Well, I have to say they look a bit funny. If the normal chucks look like clown shoes because they're too long, the loose-fit ones look like little boy shoes because they're too squat. The toe box is super-wide, even for me, which shortens the visual length of the entire shoe. They're not bad, but they never looked quite right. My pair was poorly made and fell apart after less than a year -- the brown sole came apart from the white rubber lining. That might have been a problem with my pair, but for all I know it's endemic to all Chuck Taylors.