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06-06-2005
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I agree that Converse are beginning to get really trendy and annoying (after being purchased by Nike), since they initially became very popular with punk and rockers. When they first started wearing it, it was a way to rebel against the society of consumption. The Chuck Taylors were everything but trendy: they were very basic and unfashionable. Until the day every so called alternative kid on the planet decided they wanted to look punk or BUY a rebellious image.

But it's a bit ironic when I see kids who are anti almost everything and are against multi nationals, but end up wearing their Converse with pride.... Converse no longer have a message. Now it's just a pair of trendy, comfortable and beautiful shoes.

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I love my cucks...I have pink ones! lately I see ppl wearing two different ones...one blue and one red, or one black and one pink...

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I love my Chucks! I only own taupe high top ones, but black low-tops and frog-green high tops will follow. Very comfy, go with almost everything. They're a huge trend here in Germany, I thought it'd be like that in the US, too?

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i always like to raise the fact that nike owns converse whenever this kind of thing comes up.

they must be quality made then:p

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I'm just interested to know. how much does a pair of canvas hi tops cost in different countries?

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Love them i have pink,yellow and green ;heart: so comfy. I also love dunlop green flashes !!

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I love them, but now they are a plague!! Everybody is wearing it! Well, not everybody (in my school we are only 4 or 5 people in converses and I like that) but I see a lot of people in the streets and clubs with them. It's true what you've said that they tend to be related to the indie-rock scene, I usually a go to a music pub on saturdays than only has rock music and 1/2 people there wear converses.
I wish it was like that in my school its like 4 or 5 who dont have them.

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i love mine though i dont wear them too often. they were a huge trend in denmark lets say 3-2 years ago. it seems they get a huge revival every 10 years or so

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I love my black Converse All Stars So comfy and they look good with jeans. I paid 59€ of my pair. Here the price changes depending on the colour, black and white ones are cheapest.

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I'm just interested to know. how much does a pair of canvas hi tops cost in different countries?
Over here, the hi tops are like 59$ while the lo tops are 49$. And I am talking about the classic ones. The leather ones or special edition types are much higher priced.

They used to be so cheap, thanks to Nike, the price have now skyrocketed and the quality did just the opposite.

It's OK to like Converse shoes, the only problem is when you wear them to show you're anti-conformist, which is pretty ironic.

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I have the green ones as MK, and i just love them!

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They used to be so cheap, thanks to Nike, the price have now skyrocketed and the quality did just the opposite.
I used to have some pairs in elementary school. They were like $20 or $25 a pair. I can't believe how much they're charging now. And they were crap back then, so I can't imagine how awful they must be if quality has gone downhill. I hated mine after a while. They all fell apart so fast, and they gave me blisters. So uncomfortable...

Now that I think about it, I rarely see a pair that doesn't look like it's literally falling apart.

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i think they look much better when they are 'falling apart'...
that's part of the aesthetic....
it's punk..it's rock n roll....it's dirrrrty.....


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They cost about 50€ in Spain. The plain ones, because those specials with prints, different materials... are a bit more expensive.

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i think they look much better when they are 'falling apart'...
that's part of the aesthetic....
it's punk..it's rock n roll....it's dirrrrty.....

......... Softie, were you being sarcastic?!

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