Thursday, 19 August 2010

Its not perverse - I love Converse

No, I don't have a freaky shoe fetish. I will however, admit to a twenty year love affair with my beloved Converse All Stars - not the same pair you understand, I have replaced them over the years!

Back in the day, when I was a teenage goth, I spurned the casuals and their flagrant wearing of pastel colours and sportswear.  For me, the rules were clear : clothes had to be black, jewellery had to be silver, hair had to be dyed; crimped and/or backcombed and the only acceptable footwear other than DMs were black Converse baseball boots.

Black Converse £36.99 from Cloggs

I would wrestle on the bed, squeezing myself into drainpipe black jeans that Russell Brand would be proud of, lace up my All Stars, paint my nails black and head off into the night to drink snakebite & black and shoe-gaze to The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Times have changed now. I've grown up. I no longer sit in my darkened bedroom listening to The Cure, I've gone off Robert Smith, and I have embraced the world of colour.

Thankfully, Converse produce a whole spectrum of shades so I can continue my passion. I have several coloured pairs (plus of course a faithful pair of black ones) and I change my All Stars to match my mood (some might even say to match my furniture)

If you're looking for Converse shoes, Cloggs offer a huge range in their online shop, including some adorable kids ones. They offer fantastic service and great value for money. You can find them here


  1. Can't live without my chuck taylors! Have the low tops in three different colors. Good times in those, good times indeed. Maria x

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  3. Converse looks good on people of all ages. So, there would nothing new if I say that I love these simple but still the most glamorous black converse.