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Re: Converse
« Reply #555 on: January 19, 2017, 01:27:00 pm »
Got me some 1970s reiusse hightops. They are a lot better made than my last pair of regular chucks that I wore at least 5 years ago. Will be interesting to see how they hold up over time, usually chucks were shredded super fast.
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Re: Converse
« Reply #556 on: March 22, 2017, 10:13:31 am »
Who's brave enough for these?

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For anyone interested those are the Converse 151225C (Chateau Rose).

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Re: Converse
« Reply #557 on: March 22, 2017, 10:27:01 am »
Yep, I have a pair in pink once....
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Re: Converse
« Reply #558 on: March 22, 2017, 01:17:34 pm »
Who's brave enough for these?

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For anyone interested those are the Converse 151225C (Chateau Rose).

I've owned 3 pairs of pink All-Stars over the past 15yrs
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IHSH-186, med. (khaki, and green)
IHSH-187, med. (khaki, olive, and black)

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Re: Converse
« Reply #559 on: March 22, 2017, 01:36:55 pm »
I'm proud to say that I've never worn a pair of Chuck Taylors, and god willing, I'm never going to.

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Re: Converse
« Reply #560 on: March 22, 2017, 01:43:30 pm »
How could you say that?!?!?

Chuck Taylors are to sneakers what Levi's are to denim...
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Re: Converse
« Reply #561 on: March 22, 2017, 03:01:34 pm »
Cheap and poorly made, but still mining people's nostalgia for when they were better?  Sure, I'll agree with that.

However, unlike Levis, they're hideous.

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Re: Converse
« Reply #562 on: March 22, 2017, 04:09:17 pm »
I had a pair of grey one with a pink cuff at the top when in high school. Wore them into the ground, literally.

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Re: Converse
« Reply #563 on: May 25, 2017, 07:33:58 am »
I never used to like converse. Grabbed my first pair maybe last year or two....love them. I have....7 pair with another on the way. I have a show problem....so many more....I need to get rid of some.

Just started wearing the 70s and they are way better than standard Chuck's! I'll have to take a picture sometime soon.

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Re: Converse
« Reply #564 on: May 25, 2017, 11:51:42 am »
Been wearing them since the sixties when they were called "Limousines for your feet"

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Re: Converse
« Reply #565 on: May 25, 2017, 07:59:06 pm »
Not happy that Nike makes them/owns them nowadays, but still good shoes.

Love my new 70s. These and my denim version are my fav right now. Got lucky finding the only 10.5 pair online on sale
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Re: Converse
« Reply #566 on: May 26, 2017, 04:59:26 am »
How does one tell if a pair of converse are "70s"? I usually shop for shoes at like Ross or tj maxx, so I never see boxes or rarely tags. I was wondering if they have distinguishable characteristics.


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Re: Converse
« Reply #567 on: May 26, 2017, 06:49:19 am »
How does one tell if a pair of converse are "70s"? I usually shop for shoes at like Ross or tj maxx, so I never see boxes or rarely tags. I was wondering if they have distinguishable characteristics.


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The first way you will be able to tell is by the price tag.  The 70's are about 20-30 dollars more than the regular chucks IIRC.  Secondly, you'll be able to tell when you pick them up and inspect them...it's like night and day when comparing the 70's to the regular Chucks.  The 70's are made with better materials overall. Eyelets, laces, canvas, sole, etc....everything is higher quality and beefed up.  The soles are thicker on the 70's as well which makes them much more comfortable.

There are definitely distinguishable characteristics.  I guess the best way I can explain it is the regular Chucks would be a 14oz pair of lower end/mid range selvedge denim and the 70's would be a pair of IH 21oz denim.

Also...I believe the 70's are only sold online.  It's the only place I've found them anyways. 

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Re: Converse
« Reply #568 on: May 26, 2017, 06:51:58 am »
@Jordonf9 those are bad ass.  Are those Suede?  What is the name of the color?

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Re: Converse
« Reply #569 on: May 26, 2017, 06:59:15 am »
@manufc10 yes they are dyed sued. I have some red on the laces and my caramel ducks already ha. Red dahlia. They made them last year I believe, so very few out there. I got lucky