Converse Appreciation Thread

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

  1. VictorC

    VictorC Senior member

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    Whats this jack purcell talk? Thats not converse. I want traditional converse. Classic.
     


  2. CorporateFresh

    CorporateFresh Well-Known Member

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    Whats this jack purcell talk? Thats not converse. I want traditional converse. Classic.

    C'mon son! Are you crazy. I understand Converse bough the Purcell brand from BF but in case you don't know, Nike also bought the Converse brand (years ago). Catch up or fall off.
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Whats this jack purcell talk? Thats not converse. I want traditional converse. Classic.

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    JPs rock.
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    What is that little slit in the toe? Does it shoot laser beams?

    It's a little slimmer than the average male tongue. Use your imagination. And have fun!
     


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    I guess those black woolriches are kinda kool, wish that black part of the sole wasn't glossy like that.
     


  8. VictorC

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    C'mon son! Are you crazy. I understand Converse bough the Purcell brand from BF but in case you don't know, Nike also bought the Converse brand (years ago). Catch up or fall off.

    I dont understand what who bought Converse has got to do with the fact that i dont like the look of those jack purcell shoes because they dont look like the converse that i like and am accustomed to.
     


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    The thread would be a bit more boring if all we did was talk about Chucks. I love them, but damn, there's more to Converse than Chucks.
     


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    I dont understand what who bought Converse has got to do with the fact that i dont like the look of those jack purcell shoes because they dont look like the converse that i like and am accustomed to.

    Cuz JPs look like this

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    Basically a Converse with a band-aid tape on the nose
     


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    Damn i bought converse today and they didnt have half sizes. Size 8 is too tight and size 9 too long.

    Why dont they damn do half sizes in the classic white converse.? But what do you think of these?

    http://www.jdsports.co.uk/product/co...star-hi/05562/


    the beloved jack purcell comes in half sizes...
     


  13. WorkingClassDude

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    They can be tricky. I hadn't bought any all stars in quite some time 6-8 months ago, so I bought a pair of 10's. I used to be a 10.5 in Chucks (90's, early 2000's), and I'm normally a 9.5-10 in most brands of shoe. So I bought those Chucks in 10, and, they are pretty big on me. Not big enough to warrant a return, but they are big. So then (here's the part where people make fun of me, possibly) I was in a Ross for Less store about 2 weeks ago and I just happened to glance about the only pair of Chucks in the place. Carolina or Surf Blue (light blue) hi top Chucks (a color I've kinda wanted for some time, but didn't really 'need', and didn't want to spend $40 on normally). $20. They are size 9. I walked away from them but before I left the store I walked back and gambled a test fit. They actually fit quite good in a 9 (so much that I wish that prior pair I'd bought in 10's I'd gotten in 9). So I grabbed 'em. I don't know when or if I'll wear them for a while, but I couldn't pass them up at 20 bucks. So converse went from fitting me at 10.5 to a 9. Sheesh.

    The moral, the size-down might be a blessing. You might even try on a couple different pairs of the same size, maybe one of the sweatshop kids made a pair a little looser one day.
     


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    Damn i bought converse today and they didnt have half sizes. Size 8 is too tight and size 9 too long.

    Why dont they damn do half sizes in the classic white converse.? But what do you think of these?

    http://www.jdsports.co.uk/product/co...star-hi/05562/


    Get the bigger size and stick in an insole. We all know they're not the best shoes for comfort.
     


  15. VictorC

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    Get the bigger size and stick in an insole. We all know they're not the best shoes for comfort.

    Well i aleady bought the 8. If i get a 9 they look like clown shoes. Too long looking. I think i can put up with the 8 being ever slightly too tight like middleclassdude said.

    Just with the size 8 i wont be able to wear 2 pairs of socks if it gets cold.
     


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