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Claudius 01-14-2011 09:00 PM

Converse
 
I know this probably doesn't deserve it's own thread but I don't care.

I used to rock Converse when first started playing basketball in the early 90s. I only rocked Converse because it's all we could afford because Nike was damn expensive. It used to represent something. It's all I used to buy up until 1998 (93-98).

Then, they got bought out.

And now? I hate seeing hipsters wear Converse trying to make them cool. They were like the Public Enemy of running shoes. They were ANTI-Running shoes. It makes me so sad to see what happened to them.

Superjudge 01-14-2011 09:00 PM

Weapons.

That is all

N64 01-14-2011 09:02 PM

I wear Converses not gonna lie lol

Gurk 01-14-2011 09:04 PM

Haha I hate Converse. I have never liked them. I dunno why just not my style

Claudius 01-14-2011 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 493316)
Weapons.

That is all

Big ups on that one.

I had a pair of Aero Jams.

Claudius 01-14-2011 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 493324)
Haha I hate Converse. I have never liked them. I dunno why just not my style

Yeah, because now it's ugly.

But when it's really the only basketball shoe you can afford, it was awesome. My parents loved the fact that it was like 39.99 for the pair.

It meant something else.

Kirby 01-14-2011 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 493324)
Haha I hate Converse. I have never liked them. I dunno why just not my style

This.

th3answ3r 01-14-2011 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claudius (Post 493330)
Yeah, because now it's ugly.

But when it's really the only basketball shoe you can afford, it was awesome. My parents loved the fact that it was like 39.99 for the pair.

It meant something else.

are the 39.99 pairs you speak of the ones that look like:
http://www.theshoespoint.com/wp-cont..._all-stars.jpg

they are 40$ today i believe

Claudius 01-14-2011 09:16 PM

Nope.

Barracuda 01-14-2011 09:28 PM

I have red Converse.

I like 'em.

So there.

th3answ3r 01-14-2011 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claudius (Post 493350)
Nope.

wanna show me the ones you are talking about? because the picture i sent you was appearently a very old style.

N64 01-14-2011 09:36 PM

Claudius you talking about these?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/...b2d2d49692.jpg

XiaominWu 01-14-2011 10:53 PM

Chuck Taylor's and skinny jeans for my boys. Not my favourite look, but they love it.

Aar_Canada 01-14-2011 11:58 PM

I wore turquoise Chuck Taylors when I played on the basketball team in grade 7. I think I bought them for skateboarding. Anyway, I was made fun of quite harshly.

http://www.myconverseallstar.com/wp-...-TURQUOISE.jpg

J-Bo 01-15-2011 12:02 AM

^ you know...today those would be cool lolll

Aar_Canada 01-15-2011 12:12 AM

Not on the court though. I'd like to see some semi-insane NBA guy wear those. I wonder if they'd even be allowed.

Shadowfax 01-15-2011 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aar_Canada (Post 493525)
I wore turquoise Chuck Taylors when I played on the basketball team in grade 7. I think I bought them for skateboarding. Anyway, I was made fun of quite harshly.

http://www.myconverseallstar.com/wp-...-TURQUOISE.jpg

^those are awesome !

used to wear the same style when playing highschool bball...teammates would switch colors with each other...ended up wearing a red one and a green one (match school unis...red, green and yellow )

i love old school converse...own about 20 pairs

Stonezz 01-15-2011 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nolimitz64 (Post 493387)

those are dope

fancylad 01-16-2011 03:14 PM

i like Converse allstars.

they are a classic look.

i don't like the fact that they cost $50 when they should be closer to the $30 mark, but i get mine at Footlocker in dixie mall where they are actually sold for $30.

thought 01-16-2011 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 494184)

i don't like the fact that they cost $50 when they should be closer to the $30 mark, but i get mine at Footlocker in dixie mall where they are actually sold for $30.

yeah, but you also have to go to dixie mall...


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