I’ve been wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars all my life. I wish I could say it was because I was a kewl fashionista from birth. Truth be told, it was because they were cheap and durable and that’s all my mom cared about. I wasn’t about to complain. All the kids I hung out with and didn’t hang out with were wearing them. From the hardcore gangbangers to the indie rockers to the aspiring pop tarts. I never identified with any one social group, gang, or clique. Instead I wandered in and around these groups, like a mystical cat. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars were the cheapest way to achieve street cred.
I’d put on some blue Dickeys and I’d be chilling with my homie, Keeba. Change into some khaki shorts, add black socks, and I’d skate or die with my bra, Mike. Put on some black Levis and I’d be listening to The White Stripes with my friend Jen, who dreamt about a three way with her, Jack White, and Karen O. I lean towards vegan and feel really good about wearing a shoe that uses ZERO animal products in its making, just canvas, rubber, stitching, and adhesive. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars are universally popular for a very good reason.