no thanks

Retro? No thanks!

Every now and then I’m fooled by Ebay. A picture of a green (or white, turkois, red…..) pair of chucks, seem to be vintage and appair to be retro. With the ‘First String’ Converse launched a shoe based on the well selling chucks from the seventies. Black heeltab, extra stiches, smaller to cap and thicker soles. Very nice of course, but they are still made in Asia and still poor quality compared to those real vintage ones. first stringBut most important, they don’t have this character old chucks have. Not one shoe is exactly the same and that’s just what I love about them. Anyway. If you’re interested, take a look at this great blog of Blakplague which can be read as a well based review. I’ll stay vintage as long as possible…