The Chuck Taylor All-star has literally stood the test of time. I mean back in the early 1900s when it with first debut, I don’t believe Charles Taylor knew what he was getting himself into. Known as the “most successful selling basketball shoe in history”, this indestructible shoe has evolved into an “any occasion footwear” and is seen everywhere else, but the court. From their monochromatic black shoe to the newest CYO (Create Your Own) Design, the Converse All-Stars gives us the choice to make the shoe our own. You can choose different hues from the sole to laces… to the tongue then to the lining and stitch… or choose one of their many patterns… the combinations are endless.
I remember while living in Maryland/DC when I was younger, some of the boys wore these same shoes. I clearly didn’t know what they were because I was from Charleston were most of the boys were beach flip flops, Nikes, Reebok or Adidas. To be honest, the only guys who I’d see where these shoes were the skateboarders. They would be all scuffed up, dirty and worn~ I wasn’t interested in wearing those. Well while living in MD/DC, the boys wore them differently… I liked how they wore it and I was interested in getting my hands on some. This is when I noticed… these shoes are versatile and fashionable because the boys/men there paid attention to their appearance.
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars can be seen just about ANYWHERE. Some of the most unusual places that you may find these classic shoes at would be under the beautiful flowing gown of a nerve-racking bride. Can you imagine: Your beautiful friend walking down the aisle. She so captivating and everyone can’t take their eyes off of her. As she’s walking down the aisle to her anxious husband-to-be, for the briefest moment, sliding from under a white gown you see a flash of red… or green… or even black. No no no, these aren’t humps or ballet flats, but…
LMAO! I think everyone needs to make sure Grammy doesn’t see this during the exchanging of the vows because she’ll probably pass out. Being the unorthodox person I am, I’ve already set the rule that everyone in my bridal party will indeed be wearing All-Stars. Recently, I ran pass some really cute pictures online of members in wedding parties “rocking” their All-Stars shamelessly and looking super excited about adding that fun touch to such a serious event. But one that stood out the most was an image captured by Love Life Images of a beautiful newly married couple all glammed up… with their Chuck Taylors!
|IMAGE CAPTURED BY LOVE LIFE IMAGES of SAVAGE, MD|
|IMAGED CAPTURED BY LOVE LIFE IMAGES of SAVAGE, MD|
Right now, in my closet, I have two pairs of All Stars. I wore them both… combined no more than 7 times. Welp, I have a pair of army green/orange ones that I wore with a Miami Canes t-shirt. I don’t even know where it is anymore, lol. Then I have a pair of pink ones that don’t really go with anything I own. Ok, let this be a lesson to those wearing All Stars, when choosing your sneakers (if you actually care) make sure you have something to wear them with. Lesson learned.