Since I was old enough to dress myself I’ve been in love with Converse’s Chuck Taylor’s. It began as a high top love and eventually turned into a low top affair. I used to be able to score 2 pair for $19.99 on 8th street, and eventually that turned to $30 for 2, then $30 for 1. When Nike bought Converse and the price jumped to nearly $50 for 1 pair, I was seriously sad, but I wouldn’t let that deter me from acquiring a pair here and there. Although it certainly put a larger pause between new Chuck’s. One gap was so large that when I went to purchase a new pair the sales associate informed me that Nike had stopped production of half sizes. Being a perfect size 6 1/2 I was pissed, I couldn’t fit a size 6 or 7 and I was forced to go in search of other shoes. Bastards. Every now and then I’d drop into a store at random to check if half sizes were still a memory. Eventually they began to produce a few in some of the more classic colors, like black or white. I’ve actually never owned a pair of either, I was always a fan of brighter color combination’s.
One bright shiny day my friend Yudy text messaged me to tell me she saw Chuck’s in half sizes again. I ran out almost immediately to snag a pair but was disappointed with my find. I returned home and searched the Converse website to see if I’d have better luck. And there it was, glorious half sizes! I was beyond elated. I called my mother asap and exclaimed to her that I had already tossed a few pairs in my shopping cart, but I couldn’t rationalize spending all that money on sneakers. I left the website open to my cart for weeks, petting the screen from time to time. Until one day when I glanced over for a quick stroke and noticed an über sale and could resist no longer.
Behold, the tri-force of Chuck’s! I’m kind of afraid to wear them. They’re just so pretty! I’m very glad to have my Chuck Taylor’s back, but I must admit the fear of losing them is still lingering. I kind of feel like I have to buy one of every color. But I won’t.
For now… ish.
Currently Listening to: Reflection Eternal‘s Revolutions Per Minute.