I’ve always been a Converse person. We haven’t always been exclusive and in recent years I’ve strayed from them simply because they inexplicably dropped the One-Star from production, only to bring it back as a less-than-Target-exclusive.
As much as I love Chuck’s, I prefered the durability and higher quality canvas of the One-Star. Except you can’t really find them and let’s be honest: Chuck’s aren’t worth the $40 since they just fall apart with heavy wear.
But with the new additions to their 2010 lineup, it looks like Converse might have won me back. Among the highlights are Converse’s Jack Purcell in two-tone canvas offerings, the Fast Break II, Star Player 1977, and a set of Chuck Taylor Slims, popular within the John Varvatos line.