Rather than dig up some other thread... i just received 2 pairs of chuck taylors from Zappos because i wanted to compare them to the PF Flyers i have.
Quality seems a bit worse than the PF Flyers, but they're also like half the price so i'm not as worried about that.
Sizing seems odd though...
People say to size down 1/2 size from your normal shoe size, so i did... and they both fit like half to FULL size bigger than i thought they would.
I got the All Star OX Maroon in a US8 and it measures 11" across the bottom.http://www.zappos.com/converse-chuck...star-ox-maroon
And then i got the (RED) Black African Canvas in black US8 which measures 11.5" across the bottom.http://www.zappos.com/converse-produ...anvas-ox-black
I have an 1-1.5" of room in the toebox on these, and an inch is prob what i usually have for athletic shoes... but for some reason both these feel much more roomy in the toe area than normal?
If i were to try and exchange both pairs you think i'd be able to fit comfortably into a US7? Or would they be too snug?
Also, what is the difference between the all star core and chuck taylor? notice in my links that both appear to be the same shoe but are named differently?
Having tried them on they are barely less comfortable than the PF Flyers (which do have a LITTLE more support) but i think i do like the looks of the chucks better.
Also... what is the point of canvas hi tops? Just so that your socks don't show with jeans? haha i don't see any point outside of that... its not like they offer additional ankle support or anything???