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Chucks and Dunks 4EVAR?

Bona Drag

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So, my question is, are Chucks one of those unimpeachable classics no matter how ubiquitous they become? I mean, they've always been around and always will be, and kind of cut across boundaries: hipster, tragically unhip nerd, jock, prep, fashionista, middle-aged guy, etc. However, I feel as though they've become more closely identified with wannabe punk-rock hipsters since around the time Hot Topic began selling Ramones tees; let's date that to around 2000, and blame it on the Strokes - although to be fair, I guess you could argue it was Nirvana a decade earlier, or maybe...okay, I guess I've sort of answered my own question here.

Dunks are a different story, as they're about 70 years younger than Chucks, but among a certain set they're also nearly as ubiquitous (or have I been stealing too many glances at the other SF or, god forbid, Hypebeast?).

Are either of these ever in danger of becoming played out?
 

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in classic colors, probably not. that means white or black chucks, and 2 tone dunks. anything else, yes... it is played out.
 

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Chuck taylors are sort of the official sneakers of anyone vaguely artsy or individual, so I don't see them going anywhere.
 

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