How to wear your converse

by Ron Placone

How do you wear your Converse shoes? With pride, of course. Converse, in particular "Chuck's," are more than just a shoe--they're a way of life.

Step 1

First, find a good pair of Converse shoes and most shoe stores carry Converse. Chuck Taylor's are still under $40, so pick your favorite color. I recommend getting shoes with ankle support.

Step 2

Wear the shoes as often as possible. I had a friend that wore his Chuck's to a wedding. He said those shoes are part of his personality, why wouldn't he wear them? I also heard a story about a guy that wouldn't even take his Chuck's off to lose his virginity. Chuck's are against the grain and give off an air of anti-establishment. Converse are about youth, enjoyment and being yourself.

Step 3

Enjoy your Converse. Of course, a pair of shoes does not define who you are, but when you decide to wear Converse you're sending a message. You're saying, "I don't need to succumb to trends. I'm going to stick to something tried and true."

Step 4

Don't lose the attitude. As I've gotten older, I wear Chuck's less and less. I simply need something with a little more support. However, no matter how many pairs of New Balance I go through, there will always be a pair of Chuck's on my feet in spirit.

Tips

  • If you can't find the pair you want in any stores you can order any pair of Chuck Taylor's online.

About the Author

Ron Placone is a freelance writer who has been writing professionally since 2001. He has been published in Seattle Sinner Magazine, Demand Media, The Cult Official Chuck Palahniuk Website and has contributed to countless publishing projects.