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Which came first?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Nick M, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    I've been curious about this forever. Which did Chuck Taylor wear?

    In my experience, emo hipster types wear low, goth/punk/metal types wear high. I try to mix it up a bit.
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    The high-tops, apparently. http://www.chucksconnection.com/history.html Personally, I can't get over the cult-ness of them, but I think I am going to pick up a pair of black Purcells next time I'm up near GI Joes. On this topic, my roommate (who went with Slim and me to Japan) bought a pair of black lowtop Chucks at GI Joes that had a pink tongue and pink edging around the white part. He the girls' section because the men's black low-tops were sold out in his size. Among all the zillions of shoes, including lots of Chucks, that we looked at in Tokyo, we never once saw that model there.
     
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    rlevine Well-Known Member

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    I saw a picture today of Milken wearing high top Chuck Taylors in a basketball game.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i didn't realize anyone actually wore those to play ball in.
     
  5. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    The fellow who wrote The World's Most Dangerous Places, whose name eludes me, recommends Chuck Taylor high tops as the best (and cheapesT) jungle boot available.
     
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    benchan Senior member

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    This page has some good info about Chuck...and yes, people used to ball in them. Chuck
     
  7. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    I played a fairly intense game the other day in a pair of aqua colored Chuck Taylor high tops. I just recently had some minor foot surgery, so the roomy toebox, etc. is much appreciated and I've been wearing them for about a week as a result. I'd like to get back to wearing real shoes, but oh my aching feet...

    Still, I was dropping bombs and breaking ankles.
     
  8. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    I loved the old Jacks. I wonder when Jacks started making them in other colors. For a long time, it was just the "natural" white -- but I've seen the Black ones since at least the early 80's.
     
  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I remember my father telling me that his team was the first in the area (Carmel CA) to wear black Converse high tops (he saw me wearing a pair of all-black Converse.) This was appx. 1960, not sure if it was his high school or college team.
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    chucks dont suit me unfortunately

    ive always wanted a pair, but whenever ive tried them, they look too narrow on my foot.

    shame, such a classic...i really should own a pair once
     

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