Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Celebrating Converse Chucks

Converse Chuck Taylors are an incredible phenomenon, in my 30 odd years on Planet Earth i can't recall a time when they have dipped out of fashion, they have always been cool and remain so (even though my boss turned up in a pair this week!).

The Converse company was founded in 1908 (Converse rubber co.) and produced its first shoe in 1917, an all black (thick soled) sneaker called the All Star. It wasn't until the arrival of Arkon Firestones basketball player Charles "Chuck" H. Taylor that the shoe began to grow in popularity. Taylor joined Converse in 1921 and took it upon himself to promote the shoe throughout the game of basketball. You could say that 'Chuck' was rather successful as in 1923 they stuck his name on the shoe!

The Chuck Taylor All Stars are probably the biggest selling trainers (shoes?) of all time, i have seen the figure 500,000,000 to 750,000,00 pairs sold banded about the web, that seems difficult to get my head around!

Although now owned by Nike, Converse still retain an aura of coolness - we hope that they are still around in another 90 years time!

Do you own a pair of Chucks?

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

This is Shoes Rule

Good day to one and all and thanks for stopping by our shoe blog. The title of the blog gives away somewhat the reason for setting this up, essentially we intend to use this blog to write aboutour obsession with shoes. We hope to post about the latest trends in shoe fashion (and the High Street), any worthwhile deals that are out there and our thoughts and opinions on the world of Footwear in general. We really hope that you will get involved and leave us comments and subscribe to our RSS Feed - we promise that it'll be worth it! Back soon with our first proper post.................in the meantime, here's some shoe images!