My First Converse All Star

Is it surprising, to not have owned a pair of Converse when you claim to be such a sneakers lover?
Actually, it probably isn't; I might just like Adidas a tad too much, seeing as 97% of my sneakers collection consists of Superstars and Stan Smiths...

Originally I was dead set on getting a pair of red Converse but I stumbled upon these black pair on sale in a shoe shop that I usually don't bother going into (mostly because they don't stock Adidas Originals). With those multicoloured eyelets, it was love at first sight for me! I don't call myself a "colour chaser" for no reason, you know... Anyway, red Chuck Taylors would have to be put on hold for the time being!

    I thought it'd be interesting to talk about the location of my photo-taking here; it was in the same alley as the photoshoot for my plaid robe, but the umbrellas are all gone now. There are plenty of alleys in this part of SS2 area so if it weren't for the little girl splashing paint at the top, I wouldn't have remembered it was the same exact alley (since my mind doesn't retain memories about the shops beside those alleys!).

    I have no idea who did the art on the walls theresome have plaques filled with info, thoughbut I like how each animal is drawn with something from our local gastronomy: the elephant holding a satay (Shah's favourite), the orang utan with prawn mee (love me some of that!), and the hornbill bird pouring out no doubt a sugar-loaded teh tarik, which has to be everybody's favourite.

        So, anyway, about my future red Converse.....should they be high-top or low-top?

        Wearing: Zara t-shirt  |  Zara frayed jeans  |  Converse All Star with multicoloured eyelets  |  Rocawear bag


        1. Marilee (Judy) GramithFebruary 09, 2017

          High top!!
          For the record I am in love with this black pair!!! Those colorful grommets are SO darling!!! These will be far more versatile and probably cost much less than the red high tops.
          I have probably 8 pairs of this type of sneaker. NONE of them are Converse because Converse are too expensive!! Most of mine are cuter and far more uniquely styled than any Converse I've seen. Well, maybe the ones your wearing in the post are an exception...

          1. I always try my best NOT to buy anything full-priced! These cost me about 29 USD when converted from Malaysian Ringgit. Full-priced Converse here would be about 42-45 USD, but I've been to one Converse outlet here which sells their shoes at a cheaper price, and I did see red high-tops there! Maybe next time when I go there!

            Oooh I'd love to see your sneakers collection, Judy! Where do you get yours from?


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