Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Converse by John Varvatos

I am sick of expensive high-end sneakers...its time for some low-tech ones. Converse chucks has always been my favourite sneakers to go with a pair Dior Homme jeans. These series that are designed by John Varvatos caught my attention recently. I love the rockish and unique of these chucks but the prices are slightly higher than normal ones. The one at the top is the latest design while the other ones are released some time back. Which pair should i buy?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you want something cheap, buy the original Converse.
Personally, I hate the quality of these or Converse. The comfort/feel of these suck, and so do their construction.

monsieur AG said...

I have too many original converse and i need something different...do u own this one of this series and the quality is bad?

Anonymous said...

I don't own them, because I didn't buy them, as when I tried them on they just felt really cheap and not too comfortable. Not very different from the original Converse, and way more expen$ive.
I would like to know what your experience with these turns out to be, if you decide to take the plunge. They have been known to fall apart after a few times of wear (band peeling off, stitches coming off, etc).
How much do they cost where you are? Here I can get the originals for about $30 on sale, and the Varvatos line for $80-90 on sale.

monsieur AG said...

Yeah, i have decided to buy it. It cost about the same over here...

kevin said...

You should get Puma 96 hours, which is now Puma Black Label. You can get good deals on eBay or google the shoes up and find sales in online stores. Everybody always check out my sneakers. The latest ones I like are the King Re-Luxe with the rubber soles that look like wood. Check out www.puma.com and go through the links.

monsieur AG said...

thank u for the reccomendation but i am more into low-tech shoes

Madamada said...

Frankly, you should avoid Converse at all cost even for their "low-cost" status.

Try alternatives such as :

- http://www.karmaloop.com/products.asp?ProductID=26309&VendorCode=MAH

- http://www.karmaloop.com/products.asp?ProductID=36894&VendorCode=PBR

- http://www.karmaloop.com/products.asp?ProductID=26564&VendorCode=CRE

- http://www.karmaloop.com/products.asp?ProductID=22919&VendorCode=SUP

Or even some Common Projects sneakers are far better, for 30 / 40 $ more than a Converse, which is simply to expensive if you really look at the material quality / cost ratio.

monsieur AG said...

honestly, its not because of the cheap price...and the reason is that i simply love chucks. I own a few DH hightops but i am beginning to hate them because they are too bulky...i really like the look of chucks...

Madamada said...

Oh. Then go for the first one.

monsieur AG said...

yeah i will get the first pair eventually but i have just reserved the last pair but in black.

Worrmmie Wood said...

Hi, do u sell the converse varvatos studded in size US6? I've been looking everywhere for it. if u have pls email me back to lost1identity@yahoo.com.au
thanks!

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