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