Classic foot candy, even for those who drool over Louboutins and Manolos. Chucks were born in 1917 and were on evvvveryones’ feet in the 90s thanks to the grunge/punk/rock thang fueled by music legends like Kurt Cobain. These canvas and rubber concoctions have stood the test of time, fashion’s ever changing standard of style, and will probably keep on keepin’ on for years to come. The proof isn’t in the pudding, it’s on the feet of cool cats and fashionistas that rock the wardrobe staple. The popular fashion photographer and blogger behind The Sartorialist shot this chickadee in hers.
image via The Sartorialist
Need more proof? They have some really cool designer editions… and by cool, we mean super cool. They might empty your pockets but the price tag, around $200, will teach you a lesson worth learning if you plan on having super cool things in your super cool closet. The Vena Cava duo created a great hand drawn version for Converse RED and the Missoni creations are said to hit stores April 2010.
image via lostinasupermarket.com
An article dedicated to the iconic shoe gave a few examples of just how attached some are to their Chucks reads,
“On May 31, 1986, Doc Rivers was married in them — high-top pink ones, to match his bride Chris Campion’s wedding gown. On Nov. 21, 2000, Hosea Williams was buried in them — high-top red ones, to complement his blue denim bib overalls and red shirt as the Atlanta civil rights activist lay in state. And one starry night, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points while wearing the greatest basketball shoe of all time.” via chucksconnection.com
If you’re cool, you’re cool.
PS If you don’t have your own beloved pair (we do) then happy hunting for the perfect ones