Best Men’s Converse Shoes: What are they?
Converse All Star Mens Shoes are the most popular men’s shoe brand in the world. They have been around since 1892 and their first pair was made from horse leather. Today, they manufacture their own shoes using only the finest materials. Their sneakers come in many different colors and styles including black, brown, navy blue, red, grey and white.
The name “All Star” comes from the fact that these are not just any regular men’s shoes, but rather they are made with the same quality as their basketball shoes. These sneakers are known for being comfortable and durable. They’re also very stylish because of their high-quality materials and designs. They’ve even managed to become one of the most recognizable brands in the world!
What Makes them Unique?
These sneakers are made with a special material called “leather”. Leather is a natural material that comes from animals such as cows or sheep. It’s made up of hair, tendons and skin cells. The main reason why it’s so soft is due to its collagen content which makes it extremely strong and flexible. Collagen helps keep your feet warm and moisturized when wearing socks or other footwear. When combined with moisture, the fibers make the leather feel like velvet underfoot. This kind of material is perfect for making all types of clothing from coats to shoes.
The all star converse shoes are also equipped with a hard rubber sole. This makes them perfect for both playing sports and going to class. You can take these sneakers to the gym, running around the neighborhood or even on a long trip in your car. It’s great to have a comfortable shoe that you can wear anywhere.
All of their shoes come in a variety of different widths. Whether you have a wider or narrower foot, they make shoes to fit your style and size. You can also find them in a wide range of sizes. Converse offers mens shoes in small (US 7-8), medium (US 9-10), large (US 11-12) and extra-large (US 13-15).
Below are some different types of All Star sneakers that you can buy for yourself or as a gift.
Chuck Taylor: These are high-top sneakers that come in a variety of different colors and designs. This is the original shoe that Converse has been manufacturing since 1917. Back in the day, this was one of the few types of shoes that basketball players wore. Because of this, the shoe has become closely associated with the sport. Nowadays, you can find people wearing these sneakers for just about any type of activity.
They come in handy not just for sports, but they can also be worn with a nice pair of pants or shorts.
The modern Chuck Taylors come with a reinforced rubber toe cap and non-slip rubber soles. They also have a distinctive star patch on the outside of each heel. The patch on the outside of the heel is actually an image of two comma-shaped hinges. If you look closely, you’ll notice that they’re really just part of the shoe’s design and aren’t actually hinges at all. It’s just a very creative design element that has made this shoe stand out from the rest.
Pro: These are one of the most popular types of sneakers that can be worn anywhere.
Con: The high-top style isn’t for everyone.
Cardiff: These are low-cut basketball shoes that are perfect for playing sports. They’re great for both indoor and outdoor courts because of their non-slip rubber soles and textured sidewalls. The upper part of the shoe is made up of canvas, just like the traditional All Star model. However, the rubber toe cap, ankle pads and heel are a little different than the Chuck Taylor. These sneakers also come with a permanent NAVCOMx sponge in the midsole for extra cushioning.
This means that they’re just as comfortable to wear as they are to play sports in.
Pro: They can be worn during any type of physical activity.
Con: The ankle pads don’t offer the same kind of support as the Chuck Taylors do.
70’s: In the 1970’s, Converse decided to bring back one of its older designs and reissue it for a modern audience. These shoes have the same high-quality materials that the Chuck Taylors do, but they come in a variety of different colors and styles. The only thing that really sets them apart from the other All Star sneakers is their colorful designs.
Pro: They’re great for people who want a little flair with their footwear.
Con: Their designs might be a little too wild for some people’s taste.
One Star: These are low-top sneakers that are specifically designed for basketball. They come in a wide range of colors and designs, from all-white to black with bright green accents. The One Star has a herringbone outsole which offers great traction on both indoor and outdoor courts. There is no outlining around the sole, so it looks less cluttered when viewed from the front or the side.
Pro: They provide great traction no matter where you play.
Con: A lot of people find them to be less aesthetically pleasing than some of the other All Star sneakers.
Two Star: The Two Star is another low-top basketball shoe that comes with a herringbone outsole for great traction on all kinds of courts. Just like the One Star, this style also comes in a wide range of colors and designs, such as all black or all white. These sneakers feature the same kind of upper design that you’ll find in the other All Star shoes, but these have a toe cap and sidewalls that are made of smooth leather.
Pro: They provide great traction on all kinds of courts.
Con: The smooth leather sidewalls aren’t as durable as the canvas or nylon that you’ll find in other sneakers.
Three Star: These are low-top sneakers designed for the skateboarding crowd. They come with a herringbone outsole and padded collars to keep your ankles protected, no matter how hard you might end up falling. They also come in a wide range of colors and designs.
Pro: They have great traction and padding for your ankles.
Con: These shoes are pretty bulky, so they aren’t the lightest sneakers around.
Four Star: The Four Star is a low-cut leather shoe with a herringbone outsole and a metal D-ring attached to the lace eyelets. This style only comes in brown.
Pro: These shoes have metal eyelets, so your laces will never come untied.
Con: The metal eyelets can give you a rash if you wear the shoe without socks.
Five Star: These are high-top leather sneakers with a herringbone outsole. They only come in brown.
Pro: These shoes can be worn with or without socks.
Con: This style is very plain, so it’s less likely to attract people’s attention.
As you continue looking at the different styles of All Star sneakers, you notice that there are rows and rows of each model filed under different letters of the alphabet. Looking to the left of A is row of sneakers starting with B, then C and so on until you reach row Z.
“Interesting choices you’re looking at there,” says a voice from behind you. “
Now what could a guy with such refined taste in shoes be doing in a place like this?”
You turn around and see a tall man with untidy hair and dressed in slacks, a dress shirt and tie, and a loose-fitting wool jacket. He smiles at you for a moment, then looks down at his clipboard.
You look like a twenty-six wide, right?”
he asks, flipping through a few pages on his clipboard. “Let’s see…ah, here we go.” He pulls out a pair of sneakers and holds them out to you without looking up from his clipboard.
“Hey, those are pretty cool,” he says. “They’ve got that stripe down the side, and they come with that grippy stuff on the soles. You can wear them for just about anything.”
He looks up at you and frowns.
“Sorry, I don’t think we have your size.”
“That’s okay,” you say. “I didn’t need shoes anyway. Thanks anyway.”
“Glad I could help,” he says with a shrug.
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