Yesterday Converse announced the global launch of “Made by you”, a campaign celebrating fans of the brand (like ME!) who have been expressing themselves and their creativity in Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers for nearly 100 years. I’ll have more to share about this cool campaign and how I’m part of it. See my oldest pair vs. my newest pair of Chucks after the video.
Six Word Story: “We’ve been around the world together.”
These are my oldest pair, got them at Uni in Australia and have worn them in heaps of countries since. My friend worked at the shoe store in Bondi Beach and we wore Chucks everyday. I drew all over them, I drew all over everything back then. They say ‘Cas&Shazz’ on one side (my first fashion brand), creativity, courage, vav hey vav (Kabbalah reference here), and my friend wrote SLAYER. So many memories. I have about 20 pairs now.
Converse Chuck Taylor: Did you know…
- The Chuck Taylor All Star is the most legendary and iconic sneaker of all time. Over 1 Billion Pairs sold
- Worn by creative minds throughout the decades, the Chuck Taylor All Star was adopted by the music, fashion and art world as a badge of self-expression
- The Iconic sneaker has been used as a blank canvas by some of the most innovative fashion designers such as Maison Martin Margiela, Commes Des Garcon, Missoni and John Varvatos
- Chuck Taylor All Star is more than a sneaker, it’s an idea. A powerful message that is a blank canvas waiting to be filled.
These are my LATEST Chucks, the limited edition Andy Warhol. I was hoping for the red Tomato Soup ones but there weren’t any in my size when I was sent these ones in advance last month. I’ve got my secret agent at Converse on the hunt for a pair though!
Hope you’re enjoying the day. I’m about to venture outside where it’s crazy snowing. WHEN WILL IT END!