Usually when there is a rush for converse shoes ireland sale
, it’s caused by a bunch of sneaker nerds lining up to get some special edition. In this case, it was more like people lining up for iPhones. This shoe will be mass-produced. There will be more next week, and the week after that, and assuming people keep buying them, there will be Chuck IIs for a hundred years, which is about how long ago the originals were released.
Converse is an American shoe company that has been making shoes, lifestyle fashion and athletic apparel since the early 20th century.That’s not hyperbole. Converse rented out a cavernous warehouse for the launch event, and President and CEO, Jim Calhoun, Vice President and General Manager of converse sneaker outlet ireland
, Richard Copcutt, and Bryan Cioffi, Vice President and Creative Director of Global Footwear, were all on hand to address the media. Clearly, the company has a lot riding on this.
The chuck taylor all star converse ireland
is arguably the most iconic sneaker in the world, undergoing an unprecedented evolution in the cultural landscape since its debut in 1917. A popular basketball shoe for much of the 20th Century, somewhere along the way the Chuck became a signifier of a certain kind of cool, coveted by rockers, skaters, rappers, and anyone with a rebellious spirit. Messing with such an iconic product represented a huge risk for Converse, a fact that was emphasized by the extensive market research that was done before creating the Chuck II.
All of this adds up to an uncanny sensation of familiarity mixed with estrangement. When you look down at your feet, you see what looks like a classic Chuck. Yes, the iconic patch is embroidered now instead of painted on, and the overall look is more streamlined, but it’s still instantly recognizable as a converse chuck ii sale ireland
, which was always Converse’s intention. But it doesn’t feel like a Chuck Taylor—also Converse’s intention. In that sense, they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.
Why release a sneaker that looks basically the same as the converse chuck taylor all star high top sneaker
? And based on that, why charge up to $25 more for it? Well, the reviews are in, and the beauty of the updated sneaker is much more than meets the eye. GQ called it "a legitimate game-changer for fans of the sneaker everywhere," praising how Converse preserved the classic shoe's aesthetic.The magazine also noted that it now "looks more fit for 2017," thanks to the color-matching metal eyelets and stitched-on logo patch.
The other major change that distances the new model from its 20th century counterpart is its comfort-focused design. The original converse jack purcell sale ireland
was widely considered as one of the most uncomfortable shoes around. A Lunarlon foam liner (technology borrowed from parent company Nike), a foam-padded collar and tongue, and micro-suede lining are among the shoe's improvements.