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Question: Anyone know when Converse Fall line might start appearing? Like, specifically which month?
post #197 of 603
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Originally Posted by MiddleClassDude View Post
http://www.zappos.com/product/7620340/color/144

Been having a raging boner for these for about a week now. Too pricey IMO... will wait/pray for eventual sale price.

on sale at nordstroms for 100
post #198 of 603
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Originally Posted by bigfarva View Post
on sale at nordstroms for 100
How much wear are we looking at for a pair of Converses like these? Thinking about kopping, but at $40-80, all of my Chucks/JPs have been disposable shoes insofar. $100 for just a nicer disposable shoe is a bit hard to justify for me.
post #199 of 603
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Originally Posted by as_ View Post
How much wear are we looking at for a pair of Converses like these? Thinking about kopping, but at $40-80, all of my Chucks/JPs have been disposable shoes insofar. $100 for just a nicer disposable shoe is a bit hard to justify for me.
Bottom line if you wear them every day they will only last as long as your shoe-wearing style takes them. Some people say shoes start to break apart on them after 1-2 months (not these but ANY shoe) of daily wear. Some people never wear out their shoes because if you own a few pairs of shoes and wear all of them somewhat regularly, shoes can last years and years. The only times I've worn out Converse were when I had them as a kid and they would be my only pair and had to wear every day, and/or when I wore all-black Chucks as work shoes and would wear them every day (5 days a week, always 8 hour shifts). Even still the shoes held up fairly good, I'd generally wear sections of the sole clean down, while holes would open up at the high-crease points. But I'd still wear those shoes for a good year and a half. I should note I've heard some people say of these Varvatos that the clear sole will pull apart from the shoe, but have said it's fixable. My one pair of Varvatos are holding up fine after 6 months of intermittent wear. I'll have to check out this Nordrstrom's thing.
post #200 of 603
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Originally Posted by MiddleClassDude View Post
Bottom line if you wear them every day they will only last as long as your shoe-wearing style takes them. Some people say shoes start to break apart on them after 1-2 months (not these but ANY shoe) of daily wear. Some people never wear out their shoes because if you own a few pairs of shoes and wear all of them somewhat regularly, shoes can last years and years. The only times I've worn out Converse were when I had them as a kid and they would be my only pair and had to wear every day, and/or when I wore all-black Chucks as work shoes and would wear them every day (5 days a week, always 8 hour shifts). Even still the shoes held up fairly good, I'd generally wear sections of the sole clean down, while holes would open up at the high-crease points. But I'd still wear those shoes for a good year and a half.

I should note I've heard some people say of these Varvatos that the clear sole will pull apart from the shoe, but have said it's fixable. My one pair of Varvatos are holding up fine after 6 months of intermittent wear.

I'll have to check out this Nordrstrom's thing.

they seem pretty nice, the sole is a bit heavier/thicker than the sole of Jack purcells for varvatos i bought a year ago.
post #201 of 603
According to the Nordstroms site I think the local one might have my size. I might go check them out tomorrow night or Friday. I was pretty close to pulling the trigger on custom ordering almost the exact thing (as close as I could get it) from the custom Converse thing they offer. It would have been almost the same shoe but non-Varvatos and it would have had to be canvas instead of the leather. The customs looked pretty nice imo (nice enough to actually consider getting), but the Varvatos edge it out.
post #202 of 603
converse sale on gilt today heads up
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
converse sale on gilt today heads up

I saw that too, looks like a last chance for everyone to grab those Racearounds, haha
post #204 of 603
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Originally Posted by MiddleClassDude View Post
Bottom line if you wear them every day they will only last as long as your shoe-wearing style takes them. Some people say shoes start to break apart on them after 1-2 months (not these but ANY shoe) of daily wear. Some people never wear out their shoes because if you own a few pairs of shoes and wear all of them somewhat regularly, shoes can last years and years. The only times I've worn out Converse were when I had them as a kid and they would be my only pair and had to wear every day, and/or when I wore all-black Chucks as work shoes and would wear them every day (5 days a week, always 8 hour shifts). Even still the shoes held up fairly good, I'd generally wear sections of the sole clean down, while holes would open up at the high-crease points. But I'd still wear those shoes for a good year and a half.

I should note I've heard some people say of these Varvatos that the clear sole will pull apart from the shoe, but have said it's fixable. My one pair of Varvatos are holding up fine after 6 months of intermittent wear.

I'll have to check out this Nordrstrom's thing.

I have a pair of Converse lows that I've had since around 98. I've worn them regularly throughout the years, especially during warm months. The heel area is worn down, and I had to glue together part of the sole near the heel. But other than that, they're holding up amazingly well. I think they just get better looking the more they wear out.

I used to wear mine in college until they were practically falling off my feet.
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these.
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They look like Vans.
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I will NOT be duped into buying Purcell chukkas. No more Purcells that don't have the traditional whole toecap. I fell for it already with the boat shoes, never again!
post #209 of 603
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Originally Posted by MiddleClassDude View Post
I will NOT be duped into buying Purcell chukkas. No more Purcells that don't have the traditional whole toecap. I fell for it already with the boat shoes, never again!

Yeh, the chukkas look really dumb.
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Any updates on these?
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