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The Best Styles in the New Converse Lineup

by VanityForbes
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I used to love wearing converses. I remember when I was in secondary school, and they were all the rage. Our school uniform was all black, so naturally, everyone gravitated towards the all-black chucks. However, the weekends are when you could shrug off black in favour of your favourite colour or fabric.

My love for converses continued to blossom when I travelled to the States. I remember buying unseen amounts at a discount shoe seller. Thinking back at it now, I realize they were fake, but I was in shoe heaven at that moment. As a poor student in London, I used to go to Brick Lane on weekends and buy knock-off Converse at a fraction of the price.

My wardrobe was full of chucks, and it was the only footwear I used to wear, but over time, my fondness dwindled as my fashion evolved. Through that evolution, I discovered brands like Axel Arigato and Veja, to name a few, which were leading the trend and doing fun things with their footwear.

The problem I had with Converse is that they never fully evolved with the footwear trends, which is always hard when you have a traditional silhouette and customer base. So what I didn’t expect is to see the Converse brand take on a new direction. Instead, they were finally in touch with some of the biggest footwear trends and did the unthinkable: reimagine the Chuck Taylor.

Fast forward to 2021, and I am now back on the Converse train and ready to start a new journey with my first footwear love. If you need to become more familiar with the new Converse styles taking the footwear world by storm, I have you covered. Here are the latest styles that have me obsessed:

Run Star Hike High Top

The run star hike is my favourite of the new converse style. They feature a sizeable chunky sole with jagged black and gum rubber sole. I purchased these straight away when they came out, and I wear them almost every week. Run Star Hikes are perfect for a fashion-forward casual look and can work well in a dressed-down, tailored look.

Run Star Hike High Top

Run Star Motion

If you think the Run Stars couldn’t get any cooler, think again. The exaggerated soles take on a whimsical design with wavy and distorted lines outlining the rubber sole.

Run Star Motion

Lugged Leather Chuck Taylor All Star

Perfect for the fall season, this style features a white lugged sole. The upper fabric is made from leather for a durable take on the classic canvas.

Lugged Leather Chuck Taylor All Star

Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 Ox

Last but certainly not least is the Rick Owens collaboration that has recently dropped. The design is entirely off-brand featuring a more extended length tongue and a squared-off toe for a unique shoe shape. There is also a high top style in a black colourway.

Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 Ox
Image Source: Converse

What is your relationship with converses? Do you own the classic chucks, or do you prefer the new interpretations this year?

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