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Shoes…Or Legend?

Converse Chuck Taylor Women's All Star Light Leather Hi-Top
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What is it about the Converse high top that makes it so important? Why is this one kind of shoe so important to people in the U.S.? The “Chuck Taylor All Star” (the kind of Converse high tops with the star) is legendary. Even people who don’t usually care about fashion like these shoes! Why?

Well, we know that when famous people where something, it gets more popular, right? If you watch Nickelodeon, you’ll notice that the girls on iCarly wear Cons. If you watch sports, you’ll see that basketball players wear them. If you like to skateboard, you know that Tony Hawk loves these shoes. If you like rock music, you know that many famous musicians wore high tops.


But, Converse high tops aren’t legendary just because of famous people. These kinds of shoes are historic! That means that they have been around a long time. They are not “trendy”—not likely to go away very soon. Chuck Taylor All Stars have been around for more than 100 years.


For example, they’re called “Chuck Taylor All Stars” because the famous basketball player Chuck Taylor liked them. Sometimes people just call them “Chucks.” Chuck Taylor helped make basketball famous. He invented the kind of basketball that players use today. He was is in the basketball Hall of Fame.


Of course, Chuck helped make Chucks famous. But that was along time ago. How come Chucks are still around?


For one thing Chucks have never been very expensive. Also, the company made them in all kinds of different colors and styles (see below!). Many groups have adopted Chucks, including, at different times, skaters, grunge rockers, athletes, and punks. This shoe is obviously cool to many different people- over 8 million pairs have been sold!


What’s Your Chuck?

  • The color of Converse you wear might say a lot about you!
  • Black: You are a classic person. The black Con is the first and most common kind.
  • Red: You’re fun and ready to try something new.
  • White with Stars: You have your own style and aren’t afraid to show it!
  • Patterns: You’re ready to make NEW styles.
  • Brown: Fashion and a smooth look are important to you.
  • Neons: You love attention!
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Awesomeme234
Awesomeme234 posted in Style:
I think you should be you wether or not your tomboy or girlie your being you. You have your own style and don't let nobody change that because THEY don't like it it only matters if YOU like it
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MissD
MissD posted in Style:
This is such an interesting question.. I'll tell you why I think so. I am BOTH the biggest tomboy ever and the girliest girl. I think being either or BOTH is more in YOUR mind than in anything else - it's an internal feeling. Femininity is so personal. I always, always, always have my nails done. BUT they are Gel so they never chip and when I am climbing up mountains or pulling on my wetsuit to things that I find typically damaging to your nails - they stay perfect. So I am doing these rather "tomboyish" activities but my nails are awesome :P I wear a lot of dresses but that doesn't deter me from any activity, the key is shorts underneath. I don't wear make up, not usually but I do love lip gloss. One think I guess I think is important though, feel it. Remind yourself how awesome and unique you are, no matter what you wear - hold your head high and remind yourself you are a QUEEN. Not a princess, lame. BUT a queen! Good Luck, and I love all the practical tips everyone provided. Great job you guys! 
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Moxie_Girls posted in Style:
Is it a movie?
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blakbutterfly
blakbutterfly posted in Style:
I'll say some stuff that 'girly-girls' do, and the stuff in the brackets would be things added by my best friend. Who is also very annoyingly sarcastic! -.- Paint your toes (get obsessed to them too, all of these girls are!), wear cute little dresses (don't mean huge ballgown style dresses, duh?) , or just fun-cute tops with jeans, maintain your nails (perfectly), take a lot of care about your skin, maintain it, cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate, and start doing make up. (Also, I would suggest to learn how to do a good hair flip, for some reason girly girls are like 'ERMAIGAWD' *flip hair*) Yes, my best friend is annoying but she's girly enough to be able to have a say in here. Here's a bit of advice from me, don't try to change your style because of what people might think or say, do it if you want to and if you feel comfortable with it. You are more than perfect the way you are, whether a tomboy or a girly-girl and it doesn't really matter what you are.
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
Personally I think you should just find things you like and wear them without worrying about what style it fits in to. You should express yourself, not conform to other people's views/standards. :)
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