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Converse Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CorporateFresh, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. C.lo562

    C.lo562 Member

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    Those red JP's looks nice, I wish they came in Hi's though. I'd settle for the lows regardless.
     
  2. TyCooN

    TyCooN Well-Known Member

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    I want those reds
     
  3. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why, but I don't like the side strap things.

    They are a bit odd and non-JP-ish, but I don't think they break the shoe. They should make those in black... they look like trainers from the 40's or something haha
     
  4. obeserabbit

    obeserabbit Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know a good technique on painting the metal eyelet-lace things on chucks to make em all black

    ive never done something like that and i want mine all black like these lace holes

    [​IMG]


    paint suggestions and techniques?


    for anyone who owns these, how do cons cts fit compared to regular chucks?
     
  5. gusrb84

    gusrb84 New Member

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    that looks nice
     
  6. scribbles

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    Until the FW10 collection hits, I'd digging these. I love the garment dye look which adds a nice bit of color without drawing too much attention. I'm tempted to get all 6. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Robert

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    the second pair from the top, the blue, look like what my regular-issue blue JPs are turning into with a little wear.
     
  8. WorkingClassDude

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    As far as I can tell the only difference is those have stitched edges instead of the lined edges. I like those gray ones. There's this pair of JPs on Zappos, the 'saltwash laces oxford'; it's lo-profile and rad. What does Saltwash mean pertaining to the laces? I like these because they have canvas over the inner toecap and around the sides and back of the shoe. I love the classic JP but the lo-pro is a nice change and looks slicker. http://www.zappos.com/converse-jack-...ox-black-egret As far as I can tell, saltwash just means the laces are whiter than the rubber? If I had a little extra money right now I'd pick these up, but I have enough JPs for the moment anyway. Plus I've seen like 3 or 4 pairs of shoes I bought this year already pop up crazy-cheaper-than-I-paid on 6pm.com and that kinda bugs. =) I think I'll wait for these to get 6PM'd.
     
  9. scribbles

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    As far as I can tell the only difference is those have stitched edges instead of the lined edges. I like those gray ones.

    There's this pair of JPs on Zappos, the 'saltwash laces oxford'; it's lo-profile and rad. What does Saltwash mean pertaining to the laces? I like these because they have canvas over the inner toecap and aroudn the sides and back of the show. I love the classic JP but the lo-pro is a nice change and looks slicker.

    http://www.zappos.com/converse-jack-...ox-black-egret

    As far as I can tell, saltwash just means the laces are whiter than the rubber?

    If I had a little extra money right now I'd pick these up, but I have enough JPs for the moment anyway. Plus I've seen like 3 or 4 pairs of shoes I bought this year already pop up crazy-cheaper-than-I-paid on 6pm.com and that kinda bugs. =) I think I'll wait for these to get 6PM'd.


    I have no idea what the salt-wash means, but whatever it is, I don't think it justifies the extra cost.

    To Robert, I agree, the blue ones are very similar to the regular navy JP's, which can be had for a lot cheaper if you can find them on sale. I would likely pass on the grey and wheat colored pairs as well since I already have quite a few pairs of white/neutral footwear (more Sperrys than I'll admit to, Clarks, some "retro" Nikes, etc). Plus 8+ pairs of JP's alone would be a bit of overkill. I really do love the red, green, and yellow pairs. Maybe it's due to my many years living in Miami, but I really embrace color in my wardrobe, and I'm always looking for interesting ways to incorporate as much color as possible without it being overbearing.
     
  10. snuff_daddy

    snuff_daddy Well-Known Member

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    for anyone who owns these, how do cons cts fit compared to regular chucks?

    toe box feels a little larger IMO

    otherwise its the same...i wear the same in size chucks and cons cts
     
  11. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    SSUR for Converse Pro Leather 1976

    [​IMG]
     
  12. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Well-Known Member

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    Would anyone here be interested in a Black Converse contest? Basically who can get the most abuse out of them for like 6 months. I would do a year but I don't know if they'll last that long.
     
  13. BriansAWildDowner

    BriansAWildDowner Active Member

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    I've got a Converse question.

    I've got a pair of Chuck Taylors but i can't wear them anymore. Whenever I do my feet sorta start to cramp up or something. Are Jack Purcells any more comfortable?
     
  14. aqhong

    aqhong Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yes, they actually have molded insoles, unlike Chucks.
     
  15. BriansAWildDowner

    BriansAWildDowner Active Member

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  16. khakijeans

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    I have a pair of low-top All-Stars that I bought about two months ago. I've been wearing them pretty often and I already have cracks forming in the rubber where the rubber edge meets the canvas, right where my foot flexes, on both shoes and both sides of the foot. Are any of the other Converse canvas models like the Purcells more sturdy in this regard?
     
  17. CharlieAngel

    CharlieAngel Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of low-top All-Stars that I bought about two months ago. I've been wearing them pretty often and I already have cracks forming in the rubber where the rubber edge meets the canvas, right where my foot flexes, on both shoes and both sides of the foot. Are any of the other Converse canvas models like the Purcells more sturdy in this regard?
    I've gone through dozens of pairs of converse. none have been immune to that. From the cheapest discount store to my John Varvatos. Embrace it. Love it.* Or, go buy an new pair for $40. [​IMG] *Actually... i don't think my purcells have split there yet, but they have seperated from the shoe in that spot from the flex. It's got to be a design "flaw" because it happens on all of them. I'm willing to deal with the flaw because it's really just an aesthetic issue vs. wear issue (they don't make the shoe any less comfortable (HA!) or unwearable unless you're really anal retentive about things like that. Which I'm not).
     
  18. khakijeans

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    Thanks for the reply, CharlieAngel. I think I'm going to go ahead and embrace it. [​IMG]
     
  19. fir3fox

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    Has anyone tried the John Varvatos pro leather mid?

    Just wondering how 'distressed' they actually come.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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