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      03-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Why do people wear Converse shoes?

I was browsing some shoes online and came across some Converse shoes. I then remembered how most people I know wear Converse (especially among my Asian friends). I mean I don't even know anyone of them that wears Adidas or K-swiss like I do.

At a bachelor party last year when everyone was leaving the house, people got their shoes mixed up because nobody could tell them apart. It's funny to me because you can tell that a house is Asian by the Honda and Toyota cars parked in their driveway. Nowadays you could also tell by all the Converse shoes at the mat.

Anyhow, I don't have a problem with any of it. I'm just curious as to why they are so popular (perhaps more so with Asians?). Thoughts?


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      03-20-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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I was browsing some shoes online and came across some Converse shoes. I then remember how most people I know wear Converse (especially among my Asian friends). I mean I don't even know anyone of them that wears Adidas or K-swiss like I do.

At a bachelor party last year when everyone was leaving the house, people got their shoes mixed up because nobody could tell them apart. It's funny to me because you can tell that a house is Asian by the Honda and Toyota cars parked in their driveway. Nowadays you could also tell by all the Converse shoes at the mat.

Anyhow, I don't have a problem with any of it. I'm just curious as to why they are so popular (perhaps more so with Asians?). Thoughts?
idk man, but i despise them as well. they are probably the ugliest shoes out there right now.
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      03-20-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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I think they were a part of the whole "retro is cool" style. Around here I don't see Asians in particular wearing them, mostly people who think they're "urban" or something and think they have a lot of "swag" or something.... I still hate that word though lol. Only the "cool" kids around here wear them.
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      03-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #6
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idk man, but i despise them as well. they are probably the ugliest shoes out there right now.
I used to hate them too but now I think they're okay as they do go with almost everything. Just wondering why so many people like them though.

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I think they were a part of the whole "retro is cool" style. Around here I don't see Asians in particular wearing them, mostly people who think they're "urban" or something and think they have a lot of "swag" or something.... I still hate that word though lol. Only the "cool" kids around here wear them.
I swear it seems like every Asian I know wears them. I remember a few years back I asked them "how come you guys all have the same shoes? whatever happened to diversity?" You go to a gathering and if there are 20 people there are probably 16-18 pairs of Converse...

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I do apparently- more curious about why than anything though.
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      03-20-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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ever drive with them? theyre thin and you get a good feel of the pedals and shit. im more of a vans slip on guy but yea...that could be why. dont know why they would be popular amongst asians
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ever drive with them? theyre thin and you get a good feel of the pedals and shit. im more of a vans slip on guy but yea...that could be why. dont know why they would be popular amongst asians
Nope, never had a pair of Converse before. These are my current kicks. Like I said, most Asian friends I have wear Converse (even the girls!).

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No idea. I wore them in high school because I was totally punk rock (sarcasm)

they were uncomfortable as hell. has no cushioning. just a flat sole with canvas wrapped around your foot. they wore down and literally broke apart within months.
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I prefer Vans authentic bone white with the blue strip.
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wore these for 10+ years.
switched to Van's slip-ons few years back. i like them better.
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Yeah, wore those Adidas during my high school years. Now I mostly wear chucks, the slip on ones. Also got some Vans and Creative Recreation.

K-Swiss is wack though.
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literally do not give a shit about the brand. if i like em i'll buy em
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Nope, never had a pair of Converse before. These are my current kicks. Like I said, most Asian friends I have wear Converse (even the girls!).
I wore adi's a lot two years ago but got bored of them. At one time I has a few pairs but in diff colors.

Now that it's spring time, canvas lacoste ftw.

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Every single asian who thinks he is a gangster rocks those Adidas at my school. Not that many asians wear converse at my school, most wear Nike or Vans.
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I wore adi's a lot two years ago but got bored of them. At one time I has a few pairs but in diff colors.

Now that it's spring time, canvas lacoste ftw.

I'm looking at some Lacoste shoes as well. Might pick up a pair in the near future.



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Every single asian who thinks he is a gangster rocks those Adidas at my school. Not that many asians wear converse at my school, most wear Nike or Vans.
Lol same up here in Canada. Not that they're bad shoes, they're pretty safe/classic design but waaay too common.


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I'm looking at some Lacoste shoes as well. Might pick up a pair in the near future.
I like, which ones are those?
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I think those Converse shoes are really ugly, never got the fad either.

These are what i wear almost daily from Aldo. Very comfortable shoe!

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K Swiss lol. Didn't even know they still made them. Used to wear the Adidas but got over them. Right now I've got a pair of Nike Air and a pair of Asic tigers.
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Every single asian who thinks he is a gangster rocks those Adidas at my school. Not that many asians wear converse at my school, most wear Nike or Vans.
Haha. I wanted to stick with K-swiss (yeah yeah it's Kswiss) but the shoes I wanted wasn't released at the time. I like the classic look and those Adidas were the only ones I thought were good for the price.
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At a bachelor party last year when everyone was leaving the house, people got their shoes mixed up because nobody could tell them apart.
Why are people taking off their shoes for a bachelor party?
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I like, which ones are those?
First pair is Lacoste Marling Low and second is Lacoste Protect JN.

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K Swiss lol. Didn't even know they still made them. Used to wear the Adidas but got over them. Right now I've got a pair of Nike Air and a pair of Asic tigers.
Of course they still do. I've always liked K-swiss for some reason so I stuck with them for as long as I can remember.
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