Well here I am, finally playing along with my own meme. You can still play too if you like, or even if you’re not playing, go here & check out some marvellous shoe type action, especially the latter links, as I always worry that those at the end of the list miss out on a bit of comment love, and there are some great contributions there, I assure you! It’s going to be a right pain in the backside picking a couple of favourites this week… Gypsy’s theme seems to have brought out the best in everybody!
Right, so I really wasn’t sure what to share since I’d already posted about my favourite shoes and whatnot, but as I’ve been running around everybody's spaces shouting things like “Oh I love cons too!” and boasting about a pair of pink ones that were destined to be mine from the moment they entered the oppy, I figured that a converse all stars post was probably in order.
I. Love. Cons. They are probably going to be the undoing of my Ethical Clothing Pledge, if I am ever in the wrong place at the wrong time. I have cheap’o versions, things I couldn’t pass up for the price, or presents from my Gran who was dismayed at the state of my beloved pair of red cons, but they just aren’t the same.
One thing I am rather proud of with regard to my con collection is that I didn’t pay full price for a single pair. As much as I love them, they are not something I can or would willingly pay $75 or more for. I can actually hear the sassy hi-heel lovers guffawing, wondering how on earth anyone could think that $75 is pricey for a pair of shoes, but wondering even more why anyone would want to wear these stinky sneakers in the first place…
I think most people who love cons have a love that was born in their teens and never dies… I wanted cons in my teens (Two words; Kurt. Cobain.), oh how I wanted them, but I didn’t actually get any until I was well out of home & found some on super special (before that it was all about the Doc Martens, and earlier, oddly, black desert boots.). That pair has long gone to the shoe box in the sky, but they were my gateway drug into all that is a perfect pair of Chucks….