I love a great pair of kicks – a friend recently said “you know you’re truly British when you start loving sneakers.” I guess I’m officially a dual citizen; if only immigration was as easily convinced.
Although, I do like the classic kicks, there was, to me, always something a bit flimsy about them (no hate mail please!) So when Converse announced a revamp to their iconic everyman shoes I was intrigued. I’ve heard mixed reviews from a few people (who like Jon Snow know nothing) but I think the new made-for comfort Chuck Taylor’s are not only a must have but worth lusting over. I need them in my life.
What’s the big difference? Basically a more padded and cushioned fit (you can feel the difference), a better fit overall so they are more to size, a micro-suede lining that allows the feet to breathe, the laces match the colour of the fabric and the lines around the rubber soles have gone bye-bye-bye! Basically, even are shoes are now #bulking.
Regardless, if you’re like me and heart the new and improved shoe or are a die-hard originals loyalist, one thing is true, Taylor’s never go out of style and like that classic white tee are a staple that every wardrobe needs.
Love Dem Kicks.