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There’s a chill in the air as the end of September arrives. As the weather gets cooler and the nights come sooner, it is finally time: “Spooky Season” has arrived! Halloween is around the corner and in the leadup, there are plenty of ways to get into the spirit of the season. Decorating the inside and outside of your home is always the go-to for most, but for chucks fans everywhere, the question is how to get into the spooky shenanigans with your chucks? Well, the answer is actually pretty straightforward, as there are plenty of ways to show your love of “Spooky Season” by DIY-ing some custom design.
It’s spooky time again!
Let’s start with some simple design ideas, using three different base colors: black, orange, and purple. These are the three colors most associated with Halloween and they are a perfect starting point for DIY-ing some spooky designs. Black chucks work great for painting on ghosts, skulls, or little pumpkins. Orange is great for bats, jack-o-lantern faces, or black cats. Purple is a wonderful backdrop for a mix of any of those but also scary moons and spiders. If you’re looking for a more complicated design, utilize the whole chucks to turn it into something special. For example. Taking an orange pair of chucks with white toe caps and painting a yellow section on the back turns them into giant pieces of candy corn. On black chucks, covering the whole canvas in spider webs is a great seasonal touch, or turning them into a full skeletal body by painting bones all along your foot. Finally, a design that celebrates your favorite movie monster or horror icon such as Jason Voorhees’ mask on a white canvas or brown chucks made to look like the classic Wolfman. However you decide to show your spooky side this season, get creative and make them you’re own!
Everyone is trying to do their part to reuse materials these days. While individuals have been burdened with recycling for decades now, the hip thing for corporations to do now is to get in on the green movement. Whether that is by pledging to be “carbon neutral” or just reusing materials in creative ways. The latter is what Converse aims to do with their latest product release, the Chuck 70 Upcycled. Converse has dabbled in collections that utilize recycled materials before, but these chucks strive to not only upcycle materials but also do it in style.
Take it back to the 90s with these grungetastic, upcycled beauties.
The Chuck 70 Upcycled aims to be a truly one-of-a-kind shoe. It aims to do this with an upper canvas made of upcycled flannel garment material. Your shoe will always be distinctly your shoe, more so than ever with these because the material was sourced by UK-based fashion and vintage experts Beyond Retro. They looked exclusively for pre-loved flannels to get crafted into new-for-you, plaid shoes and this means that no two shoes will ever be alike, with varying primary color hues and plaid patterns. The plaid flannel also gives these shoes a throwback, 90’s grunge look. Everyone who grew up in the 1990s remembers how prevalent grunge and plaid flannels were, and that style is so indicative of the time period. This look is also heightened with ’90s-inspired flat laces and a throwback ankle patch along with an unvarnished outsole for an extra touch of nostalgia. These come in two color palettes, with each being exclusive to the model: the high tops come in red and the low tops come in grey. The Chuck 70 Upcycled is available for $110 and $105 respectively in limited quantities.
Anyone who has ever been to a Disney theme park has either met or at the very least seen a walk-around character. They are an integral part of the Disney Magic that theme parks create and the source of countless memories over the past 70 years. The art of translating classic Disney characters into characters that can traverse the parks and interact with guests is an underappreciated art form. When it works, it’s a beautiful source of joy for all, but when it doesn’t it can be the source of nightmare fuel. At Disney’s California Adventure (Disneyland’s neighbor in Anaheim, CA), the small land of Pacific Wharf was recently rethemed to the fictional port of San Fransokyo from the Disney film Big Hero 6. This redesign meant bringing back the beloved characters of Baymax and Hiro Hamada from the film as walk-around characters.
Hiro Hamada arrives in black high top chucks with his best bud Baymax.
Both Hiro and Baymax have previously appeared in Disney Parks, and while Baymax’s design is iconic and needed no update, Hiro needed a revamp. When Hiro previously appeared in the parks, he was a full-costumed character meant to look exactly like his animated counterparts. Full suits, however, look best for non-human characters so his design was a bit unsettling. For the launch of San Fransokyo Square, it was announced that Hiro would now be a real human cast member dressed as the character. This meant deciding on Hiro’s wardrobe and translating his look into real-world clothes. The biggest decision in this process was most definitely the footwear, as the costume designers decided to put the character in chucks. In the film, Hiro wore shoes that were similar to chucks, but were missing some key elements of the iconic shoe. However, in his live-action wardrobe at the parks, Hiro now sports classic black high tops with yellow shoelaces with some slight modifications to fit in the Big Hero 6 world. The most notable of these is the replacement of the All Star patch with a San Fransokyo logo. These chucks fit not only the in-universe look but also with California history and Hiro’s role as a rebellious protagonist. You can find Hiro on his own or with Baymax now at San Fransokyo Square in Disney’s California Adventure.
The spirit behind punk rock truly encapsulates the human spirit. Humans by nature are rebellious and meant to question the rules and natural order. On some level, everyone has at least a little bit of punk rock stewing in them. Some might be by the book by day, but rebellious by night. Some may keep their rebellious streak in check most of the time, but feel the need to cut loose every once in a while. Whatever the case may be, many of us have found chucks as a way to express our punkish, rebellious side. That usually comes in the form of customization, wear and tear, and the memories you make in them. However, Converse has released their Punk collection, a line of chucks that come baked in with that rebellious spirit already.
Punk rock will never die!
The Converse Punk collection focuses on bringing a bold and edgy design to the classic chucks silhouette. The most obvious and main design choice is the addition of the studded buckled strap that harkens back to classic punk attire. The color choice of a simple faded black with a white outsole also takes cues from punk culture. The outsole even features a burnished scuff look for that that “straight from the mosh-pit” aesthetic. There’s even a plaid inner for that nice little extra touch. This collection implements this design on the classic Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70, Run Star hike, and Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Platform. Some may say that to really be punk, you’re better off modifying your well-worn chucks that have been to all your favorite shows, but if you’re looking for a head start on the punk look, these aren’t a bad choice.
See the latest Chuck Taylor All Star seasonal color releases on our Shoe Outlook page. Johnny Knoxville has moved into second place in our Honor Roll for Actors Wearing Chucks in Films and Television Shows with the release of the latest Jackass film Jackass Forever. Our latest additions to the Honor Roll are Logan Miller and Ed Oxenbould.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Scream VI, 2Fast2Furious, Forsvundet til Halloween (Missing for Halloween), The Half of It, Tainá 2: The Adventure Continues, Svein and the Rat (Svein og Rotta), Bandslam, Happy Gilmore.
New listings: My Sister’s Keeper, Slow Fade, In the Dog House, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Wicked, Santa, Love Like Poison, Extraction II, Summer School, Palo Alto, Escape Room, Christmas Ransom.
All of the alphabetical film pages, The Chuck Taylor in Films - A, etc., are accessed from the main Chuck Taylor in Films Page at the top of each alphabetical listing.
vampire/get him back!, Barbie Girl, Fantastic Voyage, bad idea right?, vampire, Stay, Crip Ya Enthusiasm, Live While We’re Young, Gang Signs, Nothing’s the Same, Pompeii, October, See You Later, Not Today, Lovely, Naughty, Lost Without You, Free Game, Activated, Fake Love, TV, My Motto, Repeat Stuff, I Don’t Want to Grow Up, Expectations. More links to our music videos reviews have been added to the Musicians Who Wear Chucks page.
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New listings with an article: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Boys, School Spirits, Euphoria, Primo, A Million Little Things, Shrinking, The Last of Us, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Wednesday, National Treasure: Edge of History, Heartbreak High, Best Foot Forward, Grease Live!, New Girl, Ruby and the Well.
Other recent listings are: Sweet Tooth, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Lockwood & Co., Reboot, Night Sky, The Last Bus, Lab Rats: Elite Force, The Conners, The Wonder Years (2021), A. P. Bio, Diary of a Future President, Generation, The Unicorn. Many listings have been updated with streaming information.
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Chucks have always been a great shoe to wear outdoors. Whether it’s to the beach, a national park, or your local street fair, chucks are great for getting around this beautiful wide world of ours. However, some people do find long days doing activities in chucks taxing on their feet. Those people often look for ways to make the classic chucks more comfortable and easier to get stuff done in. The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star CX Explore may just be what those people have always been searching for. Available in several great color palettes, and taking cues from other rugged footwear, this new take on the All-American classic is sure to be a go-to for all those looking for something a little different on their next adventure.
Trek to new horizons in the new CX Explore
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star CX Explore takes inspiration from retro hiking boots and its color palettes reflect that. The first color palette is a mixture of stone grey and blue. The grey acts as the base on the stretch canvas upper, while the blue acts as the accent. Those accents include the clear rubber sidewall, the All Star patch, the laces, and the heel stripe and loop. Another color palette is a bit more rugged being a mix of green and grey. Here, the primary color is green which features on the canvas, sidewall, and laces, while the grey is on the All Star patch and the area around the laces. The shown model above is ghosted blue and white. The designs of these give off the vibe of retro hiking boots, but they still retain that classic chucks style. Comfort has also been prioritized with the CX Foam midsole and sock liner providing next-level cushioning for all-day comfort. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star CX Explore makes for a perfect Fall addition to your closet for whatever treks you may undertake.
School is starting soon. In the coming days and week millions of kids and parents will venture forth to malls across the country for back-to-school shopping. On top of having to get new pants, shorts, shirts, and jackets, everyone needs a brand-new pair of shoes. If you're a chucks fan this can sometimes be a bit of a query, as chucks are so durable that you really don’t need a new pair every year. Plus black or white chucks go with pretty much everything. Don’t be fooled, however, as there are plenty of ways to add to and spice up your current chucks lineup for your return to classes.
First-day fits figured out with chucks.
The easiest and most straightforward way to add some freshness to your roster of chucks is to add some color. A full wardrobe of different colored chucks allows you to color coordinate like never before, Not only can you create full outfits focused on a singular primary color, but you can also play with color theory pairing colors that naturally go well with each other. For the bold, throw the color wheel out and pair colors that would never go together and see what looks you can create! The next step is to perhaps add some chucks to your collection outside of the classics. Platforms, Chuck 70s, and even limited edition drops from guest designers all add flair to the classic chucks silhouette and will add something new to your standard chucks you may wear every day. You can also make chucks your very own with custom chucks, adding prints, colors, and embroidery that are totally uniquely you. Finally, adding some apparel with the All Star patch logo can really show your love of chucks. Whatever you do as you get ready for school this month, make it your own and never be afraid to be true to yourself!
The collaborations between Converse and the luxury fashion brand A-COLD-WALL* have been varied, to say the least. The brand from British designer Samuel Ross has produced a wide array of products in this partnership, with the focus being on their takes on the classic Chuck Taylor. Past releases have fallen all over the spectrum of minimalism and avant-garde futurism. Their most recent drops erred on the side of the latter, with a string of designs that may be considered “high-fashion”. Now the two brands are returning to their roots, with their newest drop featuring a classic, minimalist take on the original chuck. This collection features two styles of chucks and a few articles of clothing.
Sleek, stylish, and subtle.
These chucks come in two primary color palettes: white and black. This lack of color is part of the concerted effort to bring this collection back to minimalism. The canvas features an upper with reflective film print on the side and a metallic alphanumeric A-COLD-WALL* branding code above the foxing. This keeps that futuristic look that A-COLD-WALL* has been going for while keeping it simple, rugged, and not overly flashy. There is also a co-branded sock liner and a canvas heel pull. The eyelets are matte which helps them pop, and translucent foxing, license plate, toe bumper and toe cap bring the whole design together. The white version of this design does pop a bit more than the black, as the white features black accents that stand out. These designs feature a slew of minimalist features that together work really well and bring this collab back to a place of bold striking design. This limited edition chuck is available now for $110 for high tops and $105 for lows. This collection also features a shirt and shorts that follow those same design ideas. Here’s hoping that these two brands continue on this path of striking minimalism and give us more designs like this in the future.
Visiting a Disney Park is one of the most magical experiences of anyone’s life. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, a day in the Happiest Place on Earth will put a smile on your face. Many children love dressing up as their favorite characters when they enter the parks, however, this isn’t allowed for adults due to safety concerns. To get around this, the practice of Disney Bounding was created. Disney Bounding is where you take everyday clothes and create a makeshift outfit that resembles a Disney character without it being an actual costume. This practice is fun and easy to get into, opening the door for everyone to show their Disney love when visiting the parks!
Who's the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
The key to picking a good outfit to Disney Bound in is first picking the right character to base the outfit on. Obviously picking a character that is special to you is the most important thing, but you also want to choose a character that has a look that can be replicated easily in real-world clothes. For example, Mickey Mouse is a great first-time Disney Bound outfit due to his straightforward look. With a black T-shirt, red shorts, yellow chucks, and a pair of ears to top it off you can easily look like the world’s most famous mouse. However, a monochrome character such as Stitch may be harder when he only has two shades of blue. On the opposite end of the spectrum, characters with more complex wardrobes such as Captain Hook or Pinnochio offer more options to make their look your own. As far as chucks go, colored chucks will work as footwear options for your specific character, but you can also go the extra mile by customizing your chucks to further match the character you choose. For example, if you decided to go with Ursula from The Little Mermaid, you could paint suction cups onto black chucks with various shades of purple to replicate her tentacles. The only limiting factor when Disney Bounding is truly your imagination. So the next time you take a trip to the Magic Kingdom, take the chance to use your chucks and dress like your favorite Disney character.
ADER ERROR is a fashion brand that was launched in 2014 by an anonymous group of South Koreans working in diverse fields. The collective came together to create a creative and fun brand that aims to spread art and culture through fashion. Their brand slogan is “the new is not new” which is part of the philosophy that looks to the past to design what’s next. This re-editing of classic styles to create something new and forward-looking, pairs perfectly with Converse and Chuck Taylors. The brand and its signature shoe are steeped in so much history that when remixed correctly, the possibility of creating something iconic is high. Their previous collection with Converse that dropped earlier this year melded the brand’s philosophy and the iconic silhouette of chucks perfectly, so another drop was bound to happen. That time has come and the new Converse x ADER ERROR collection takes that concept forward once again.
The New is Not New in Blue.
The theme of this new collection is displaying age through layers on two different chucks. The first is a pair of low tops. These have an imperial blue canvas and distressed white rubber sidewall and toe cap. The canvas has remnants of a white outer canvas attached to the shoestrings and the rubber has splatters of dirt and paint scattered around them. The toe caps on these also feature graphic print “the new” on the right and “not new” on the left. The high tops implement an even more drastic design. These have a white outer canvas that is ripped and torn all over to reveal a denim inner canvas. This almost gives the effect of revealing blueprints underneath the design. The rubber on these is distressed as well and also has similar splatters of dirt and paint graphics. Both designs also have a custom ADER ERROR license plate on the left foot, graphic print lining, and co-branded matte zinc eyelet detail as well as a clear outsole with ADER ERROR’s signature logo and key color Blue Tetris pattern. Finally, both pairs come with alternate flat cotton lace with ADER ERROR’s signature logo and key color Blue Tetris graphic. The low tops are available at $120 and the high tops at $140 in limited quantities now along with other apparel items in this collection.
The creativity of chucks wearers knows no bounds. We’ve seen some incredible customization over the years. Chucks fans often paint stunning works of art on the iconic canvas celebrating their passions and artistic styles. Recently on Twitter, someone created something truly eye-catching. Twitter user @calygocat tweeted a picture of their yellow chucks with the caption “do you guys see the vision or did i just ruin a pair of shoes”. The picture featured their yellow chucks with hand-drawn lines that emphasized the wrinkles in the fabric and the edges of the shoe. The best thing this can be linked to is the video game series Borderlands or Telltale’s The Walking Dead. This line work was incredibly well done, as each stroke is perfectly placed. There are even outlines on the laces.
These viral chucks were a huge hit for their unique art style!
Safe to say that calygocat did NOT ruin this pair of shoes and many Twitter users seem to agree. As of this writing, calygocat’s tweet has been seen over 7.6 million times. It has also been retweeted 14.8k times and liked over 272k times. Many people commented under the original tweet that they loved the design and that they saw the vision. Some compared the style to not only to the video games mentioned earlier, but also to the visual style to various anime. As one user summed up perfectly: “Someone cooked here”. Finally, another user even tweeted that they did the same thing to their yellow chucks as well! Perhaps a trend was started here and we’ll see this art style used for cosplay and regular ware going forward!
Olivia Rodrigo hit the music scene running. While she was known to some for her role as Nini on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, she came out of nowhere for most people when her mega-hit debut single “driver’s license” dropped at the beginning of 2021. Within a week, the track had broken Spotify’s record for most daily streams ever…twice. She carried that success all the way to the release of her debut studio album, Sour, in May of that same year. 2021 was officially her year, and she capped it off with a Disney+ documentary on her journey and three Grammy wins. After all that, many wondered what was next for Gen Z’s biggest new artist. Well, now we have our answer as Rodrigo just released a brand new single and announced the release of her sophomore album, Guts.
The alternate cover for Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album Guts.
As part of the announcement, Rodrigo revealed the official cover art for the album and some alternate versions available at different retailers. The most noteworthy of these is definitely the Target Exclusive one which features an alternate cover that has Rodrigo laying on a purple background with her legs in the air and black high top chucks on her feet. This differs greatly from the standard cover which is a close-up of her upper body against the same purple background. Rodrigo has long been a chucks wearer as she’s had them on her feet not only in a few of her music videos but also in her personal life. In fact, in the leadup to the release of “Vampire”, she posted a pic on Instagram of her in those same black chucks. Perhaps these chucks signal an attitude change on this album from what we heard on Sour. Or perhaps Olivia is just showing her continued love for one of her favorite shoes. Whatever may be the case, fans across the world can’t wait for Guts when it arrives this September, and chucks fans will have to be on the lookout for the alternate cover at Target.
Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion label founded and led by fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. The label began in Paris in 1969 and still has its French flagship store in Paris, as well as stores in major cities such as London, Melbourne, Hong Kong, New York City, and Ginza. Outside of fashion, the brand has expanded its business to jewelry and perfume. However, to most people, the brand is best known as the longtime collaborator with Converse, through the Converse x Comme des Garçons line of Chuck Taylors. Comme des Garçons chucks have become iconic for their bold use of the heart logo. Instantly recognizable for over a decade now, the combination of the Comme des Garçons design on the silhouette of the iconic Chuck Taylor is beloved worldwide.
Wear your heart on your feet in bold colors this summer!
Converse has restocked the signature Comme des Garçons you already know, while also adding two new seasonal colorways. This new release takes the iconic heart and eyes logo and takes it in a darker direction. Now in a stunning, contrasting shade of black, the heart is on the minimalist Chuck 70 in two new shades. Those two shades are Blue Quartz and Steel Grey. The Blue Quartz is a bold shade of blue that really stands out on canvas from anything else in the collection. The Steel Grey colorway is cool and classy and the muted tone really contrasts the black heart well. The collection also comes in both high and low-top Chuck 70s, giving you the option of having a full or half heart on your feet. Both the high and low tops come in at $150 and are limited editions. This classic design on bold new colorways is perfect for anyone looking to wear their heart on their feet this summer!
Zendaya is one of the most famous people on the planet. She is everywhere these days, with movies and TV shows dropping and over 200 million followers on social media. She’s a fashion icon, a two-time Emmy award winner for Lead Actress in a Drama, and has appeared in some of the biggest films of the past decade. She’s done all this and so much more, and she’s had chucks on her feet for the majority of it. That’s right, Zendaya might be the most famous celebrity associated with chucks. She’s worn them pretty much everywhere, from growing up in Oakland, California to the Disney Channel to the MCU.
Zendaya wears black high top chucks both on screen and in her
personal life so much that they’ve become part of her identity.
Zendaya began her career as a child fashion model for brands such as Macy’s, Mervyn’s, and Old Navy. She got her big break as the co-lead on the sitcom Shake It Up on the Disney Channel in 2010 in which she often wore chucks. From there she moved on to her own Disney Channel sitcom, K.C. Undercover in which she wore chucks. She also notably wore her chucks as a contestant on Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars in 2013. Her big feature film break came with 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming in which she played a new version of Mary-Jane Watson who wears chucks. In the years since her stardom has skyrocketed with other film roles in The Greatest Showman and Space Jam: A New Legacy. Her most well-known role, however, has been on the critically-acclaimed HBO series Euphoria, in which she plays a drug-addicted teen named Rue. Rue always wears a pair of black high top chucks and the sweats and hoodie she wears mimics Zendaya’s own style when she’s not on camera. In paparazzi shots, you’ll often see Daya in chucks and sweats which is a far cry from her glamorous and trend-setting red carpet looks. This all speaks to her humble nature she credits to her parents and her upbringing in Oakland. The sky is truly the limit with her reach and influence, and we’ve yet to scratch the surface of what this incredible actress will do over her career. We do know that wherever Zendaya goes, chucks will definitely be on her feet!
For 100 years, the Walt Disney Studios have told enchanting stories and created countless memories for generations of families. The characters and tales told in their films have permeated our lives and completely changed not only film but American culture as well. To celebrate this momentous milestone, the Disney Company put together the Disney 100 celebration. This year-long celebration stretches across the films, TV, and parks divisions, and in the parks specifically, the celebration is huge. At the Disneyland Resort in California, the castles and characters have undergone a purple and silver makeover, the official colors of the celebration. There is a new incredible fireworks show, special food and treats, and plenty of fun collectibles. So with all that in mind, there is no better time than now to head to Disneyland and no better shoe to do that in than chucks, and by using a little magic ourselves, we can come up with some fun and creative options for your next trip!
100 years of wonder on the classic canvas of chucks!
The quickest and easiest option to fashion some chucks is to use the Converse Customizer to create a custom color palette. If you love the purple and silver color scheme of the 100th, you can use the customizer to easily replicate it on the classic canvas. Plus it even more by adding the 100 logo with silver marker or paint or even some glitter. Alternatively, you can create a pair of chucks designed to match your favorite Disney character or even your favorite attraction at Disneyland. Chucks decked out in a Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean theme would be an incredible look this summer around the park. A Disneyland trip always presents plenty of opportunities to express yourself and show your fandom to everyone so don’t be afraid to go all out if you are able to go this year. So if you can, a trip to Disneyland to celebrate the 100th year of wonder from the Walt Disney Company might be the perfect way to show off your chucks creativity this year!
We’ve officially stepped into Summer and as the Spring gloom slowly fades, many are looking forward to the opportunity to get outside and travel again. As the season goes on, we can look at this Summer as an opportunity to get out and see the world in new ways. Perhaps it’s time to take the road trip you’ve been putting off or maybe visit a city that you’ve always wanted to see. Whatever floats your boat this summer, chucks are the shoe to do it in. The versatile canvas classic we all know and love is perfect for any activity and adventure this Summer, big or small! So let’s take a look at some fun stuff you can do in chucks this Summer as the sun flies high in the sky and the good times roll!
Step into good times in a pair of chucks this summer!
Let’s first talk about two types of parks you can visit this summer: theme and National. Theme parks are entering a great age of innovation and diverse offerings. Whether you’re a fan of Disney, Universal, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, or even your local regional park, a day riding coasters, carousels, and rides of all kinds can’t be beaten. If you’re more into nature, then one of the best things you can do is take a visit to any of America’s great National Parks. Whether your visit Yellowstone, Olympic, Yosemite, or Zion, each National Park in the National Parks System has something beautiful and special about it. Chucks are also perfect for festivals of all kinds. Summer is clearly music festival season as all the major festivals happen in the next few months, but Summer is also the time for food festivals that let you try the best food imaginable. Finally, there’s the best summertime staple, the BBQ. There might not be anything more classic than wearing your chucks to a neighborhood or family BBQ to play games and eat some grub from the grill. So whatever you do this summer, do it in chucks!
The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure game franchise from Nintendo. Over the last 37 years, the franchise has become one of the most-played and most-beloved game series of all time. With the release of Breath of the Wild in 2017, the series was reinvented with a new, open version of Hyrule that allowed players to have endless adventures. Now six years later, Nintendo has released the long-awaited sequel: Tears of the Kingdom. The game takes place several years after Breath of the Wild and expands on the gameplay and world that players love. Since its release a few weeks ago, the game has been a massive success. It is truly a masterpiece in every sense of the word and chances are that if you’ve been able to play it, you love it. If you want to take that love a step further and combine it with your chucks, there are a few ways to go about it despite the fact that there hasn’t been an official release from Converse. So let’s get creative and cook up some custom chucks worthy of the Swordsman that can seal away the darkness.
Create your own chucks that show your love for the Kingdom of Hyrule and the adventures you’ll have in Tears of the Kingdom.
The easiest option to fashion some chucks is to use the Converse Customizer to create a color palette that resembles something from the game. So many unique and recognizable color palettes from the game would look great on a pair of chucks. There’s the primary color palette of the game, which is a combination of teal and dark green seen on the Zonai technology and most of the UI. You can also do color combos for your favorite characters like Zelda, Link, Purah, or even Ganondorf. You can even create a color palette for the different regions in Hyrule or even a pair that resembles your favorite set of armor from the game. For those that are crafty, you can go the extra mile and add details from the game with paint, such as the Zonai markings or the lights that emanate from shrines. The choice is yours but the possibilities are endless for anyone wanting to show their love for a game that truly is a masterpiece.
Converse and Rick Owens have been a match made in heaven over the last few years. The classic shoe brand known for being an innovator and trendsetter has proven to be the perfect fit for Owens, who made his name as a restless innovator of bold androgynous fashion and minimalist design. After launching his first fashion line in 1994, he has collaborated with many brands and designers and launched multiple fashion lines. Over the last 30 years, he has launched RICK OWENS, DRKSHDW, RICKOWENSLILIES, SLAB, and HUNRICKOWENS. Since his first collaboration with Converse, they have been steadily releasing multiple drops of his own signature take on the classic Chuck Taylor All Star: the Converse x TURBODRK Chuck 70. Owens is known for his bold and brash styles and his vision for chucks is no different.
A chuck that is bold in every single way.
This release is the next step in Owens’ previous TURBODRK design line. Known for his distorted proportions and features of the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette, this new design continues that idea. This includes the core elements from previous releases: the elongated tongue that heightens the shoe, the collaboration’s signature square toe, and the custom DRKSHDW license plate. However, this collection stands out by offering all these design elements on a laceless slip-on sneaker. Crafted with a 100% premium cotton canvas upper, the TURBODRK Chuck 70 has stretchy and secure internal construction that ensures these will stay on your feet no matter what. This season’s TURBODRK Chuck 70 also has updated colorways of Hot Pink and Dust. The Hot Pink especially stands out as a statement piece and will have people looking twice as you walk by. This new collection of Converse x DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70 is available right now on the Converse website for $170 in limited quantities.
June is Pride Month, the annual celebration that supports positive social change and amplifies voices from the LGBTQIA+ community. During this time of year, there are celebrations worldwide, and many companies and brands attempt to offer a welcoming space to those in the community. Every year, Converse uses the month to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices and contribute to numerous charities that support a wide range of causes in the LGBTQIA+ community. This year these charities and organizations include the It Gets Better Project, The Theater Offensive, The Ali Forney Center, and BAGLY. Since launching the campaign in 2015, Converse has pledged over $2.5 million to the groups and other important causes. This year, as in years past, Converse has also partnered with LGBTQIA+ creators. This year's lineup includes Big Freedia, Xavier, Yeliz, Eva, and OJ.
Proud to be proud in chucks!
The chucks this year have some really cool designs that offer something different from years past. They all feature the Pride Progress split Chuck Taylor All Star patch that is the theme for this year's whole collection. The Chuck Taylor All Star Pride is a rainbow split-panel color-blocked sneaker that shows the pride flag in a new, visually stimulating way. The Chuck 70 Plus and the Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Pride take this split design even further by also splitting the midsole in different and cool ways. Finally, the Chuck 70 De Luxe Heel Pride takes a big swing by covering the canvas in shimmering, silver glitter. All these different models and designs also include the rainbow Pride Progress tongue decal and a rainbow outsole. This collection also has elements throughout that highlight the blue and pink colors of the trans community which is a very welcomed focus in the times we live in. So be proud this Pride month and all year round in Pride chucks!
We are in the heart of festival season right now. Coachella has come and gone, Cali Roots and EDC are later this month, and Bonaroo, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza are just around the corner. While they all have their differences and span locations all over the globe, no matter the music genre, location, or lineup, the most important thing you have to ask yourself is “What am I gonna wear?”. A festival outfit is a prime opportunity to express yourself in ways you might not be able to in your everyday life. Whether that means wearing things you made for yourself or buying a brand-new outfit, self-expression is truly the reason to go to a festival this Summer. However, self-expression shouldn’t come at the expense of comfort and style, and that’s where chucks have got you covered.
CTAS Move Platform Daisy Cord and Festival Clubhouse high tops.
The Festival Style collection has a wide selection of chucks that fit every festival this season. The Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Platform Festival Florals feature floral patterns that scream summer, and a hidden inner-tongue print reveals a "Festival Smoothie" recipe to keep the vibes alive, all season long. There are also the Chuck 70 DIY Beads that feature bracelet beads which really have that festival vibe. The Chuck Taylor All Star Move Platform Daisy Cord have a chic boho-inspired design that would be perfect for any festival. The Festival Clubhouse models feature naval patterns in red and navy blue. All of these options can fit multiple styles for whatever look you’re going for. Chucks also are comfortable, durable, and breathable for long, hot nights in a crowded space. So this Festival Season, express your truest self in chucks!
Pro Wrestling is the great American storytelling art form. Born and bred in the bingo and VFW halls in small towns all across this country, the eternal battle between good and evil inside the squared circle combines stunning emotions and brutal physicality to bring to life a story unlike any other. While traditionally wrestlers have worn wrestling boots, in recent years other footwear have graced the educated feet of those brave enough to lace up and enter the ring. Wrestlers have gone barefoot, and worn running shoes, sneakers, high heels, and Jordans. There is also a pretty storied history of wrestlers wearing Chuck Taylors and using them to further their characters.
Skye Blue and AJ Lee are among the performers who wear chucks in the ring.
The most well-known wrestler to have the All Star patch on their ankle in the ring is AJ Lee. Lee was, for a time, the longest-reigning Women’s Champion in WWE and one of the promotion's most popular wrestlers. She did all this while wearing chucks of varying heights and colors, alternating between knee-high and low-top chucks during her historic career. AJ also famously name-dropped chucks in a promo saying, “I got here because I was good. I earned this Championship and no matter how many red carpets you guys want to walk in your four thousand dollars ridiculous heels, you will never be able to lace up my Chuck Taylors”. Since AJ’s retirement in 2015, others have also worn chucks in the ring. WWE’s best backstage interviewer Cathy Kelly frequently wears chucks both during her segments and on her Instagram. Alexa Bliss briefly wore chucks when her character took a dark and twisted turn a few years ago, and up-and-coming and recently signed AEW star Skye Blue also wears chucks during her matches, and she looks to have a very promising career in front of her. All these incredible performers wear chucks not only for practicality but also for characterization. Whether you’re a rebellious champion, a plucky backstage reporter, a twisted and possessed demon, or an up-and-coming star, chucks work to establish your character and help you kick butt.
2018 gave us the best comic book movie of all time in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Bolstered by a never before seen animation style and incredible, heartfelt performances, the film perfectly understood the character of Spider-Man and the expectations that come with wearing the mask. The film also introduced us to beloved characters never before seen on the big screen and one of the standouts was Spider-Gwen. Portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld in the film, this alternate version of Gwen Stacy hails from Earth-65 and was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. We learn that she was unable to save her Peter, and that has affected her ability to make friends. Through her journey with Miles Morales and an older version of Peter Parker, she opens up as both a person and a hero. Ahead of the highly anticipated sequel arriving this June, producer Amy Pascal spoke to Empire Magazine about changes made to Gwen and how her new Chuck Taylors play a part in her evolution.
Spider-Gwen is back and this time she’s in chucks!
Pascal revealed that this new film is “a love story between Miles and Gwen.” When we last left them, they had decided to just be friends even though there was clearly a spark between them. In this film, that journey from friends to something more will not be an easy path. Gwen has been spending a lot of time with other Spider-people, most notably Spider-Punk. This alternate version of Hobie Brown plays the guitar and wears chucks, and during their time together he has gifted Gwen her own pair of teal chucks to replace her ballet shoes from the first movie. Chucks actually fit her personality much better as she’s always been a rocker and rebel in the comics, and the ballet shoes were a creation of the first film. Chucks have also been a favorite of cosplayers portraying Gwen since her inception, which just shows how much her personality fits with the shoe. Will this new “friend” keep Miles and Gwen from taking that next step? For many fans the answer and the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, can’t come soon enough!
Liverpool Football Club is one of the most storied and beloved football clubs in the world. From the Kop at Anfield and the Shankly Gates to the far reaches of the globe, love for The Reds runs deep. Uniting this fanbase is the club’s anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Originally a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, the song was eventually covered by Liverpool natives Gerry and the Pacemakers. This version became the anthem of Anfield in the 1960s and has been a beloved part of LFC ever since. The song gained another level of meaning after the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 97 Liverpool supporters died in a crush against perimeter fencing at Hillsborough Stadium. The track became more than a song, more than a motto. It became the identity of LFC and the unifying cry to all those that call this club theirs because once you’re part of The Reds, you’ll never walk alone.
You’ll Never Walk Alone!
Inspired by the city’s creative spirit and love for the game, Converse has partnered with LFC to create a limited-edition collection. The focal point of this collection is the Converse x LFC Chuck 70. In a stunning black, egret, and red color palette, this shoe celebrates Liverpool’s rich history and culture. The first thing you’ll notice on the tongue is the iconic, red liver bird over the L.F.C. initials. These really pop on the black canvas. The canvas is also decorated with a patchwork of Sea Holly and “YNWA” (short for “You'll Never Walk Alone”). These elements are meant to pay homage to the many scarf designs held by Liverpool supporters. Finally, there is a molded LFC license plate at the heel and the classic Chuck Taylor All Star ankle patch. This design is so creative, striking, and proudly Liverpool. The Converse x LFC Chuck 70 is available now for $110, and the rest of the collection is rounded out by various apparel items and a Run Star Hike. So walk on with hope in your heart, and never walk alone in these Liverpool Football Club chucks!
Chucks have had so many unique designs over the years. Their iconic yet simple design offers such a great canvas for designers to come in and make them their own. The latest remix and collaboration comes courtesy of the lifestyle brand Stüssy. Stüssy began in the 1980s as a surfwear brand in Southern California. Over time, it has become a favorite brand across multiple scenes, including punk, skateboard, and hip-hop. Often labeled as “urban streetwear”, the brand has always combined great designs with an authentic style. This latest collection with Converse sees the California icon revisit its coastal roots and celebrate archival Converse style on a new Chuck 70, that references vintage Chucks from the ’90s and Stüssy’s surfer roots.
The collection includes two pairs of Chuck 70s, each with its own unique design. The first is an off-white design that features Stüssy’s signature double “S” logo in pearly studs on the canvas upper. These pearls shine and create a stunning focal point that really draws your eyes in. This pearl design is inspired by California surfer culture and the Pacific Ocean, which fits in with the histories of both chucks and Stüssy. This collection also includes a black pair with bright white stitching that was previously released last year. They also feature a unique star symbol on the canvas upper and a stitched patch on the tongue. Both designs feature a 100% hemp upper, and rather than the iconic All Star patch, it has a blank patch on the exterior with the actual patch hidden on the interior. Both pairs are available for $110 on the Converse website, but quantities are scarce as this is a limited edition drop. However, those fans who are able to snag a pair won’t be disappointed with this unique, West Coast design on a West Coast icon.
Theme parks have been a staple of our lives for well over a hundred years now, and they have provided countless memories to millions. Disneyland was the blueprint for the modern theme parks we know today, and their use of the walk-around character was no different. Being able to visit the “Happiest Place on Earth” and seeing characters like Mickey and Minnie was and still is a dream come true for many fans. This led to pretty much every major theme park creating costumed walk-around characters for visitors to meet. Hersheypark is a family theme park located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Initially built in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey as a leisure park for the employees living in his company town, the park has expanded over the past century into a full-blown modern theme park. The park is Pennsylvania’s largest theme park and the largest park in North America not located in California, Florida, or Ohio. The park boasts world-class rides, extensive and immersive theming, and of course, walk-around characters of your favorite Hershey’s candy.
Candy Characters are brought to life by their chucks-wearing team members!
Typically when you go to a theme park and meet a walk-around character, the character is brought out by a cast member that assists in bringing guests forward to meet the character and with taking pictures. Hersheypark does things a little differently as they make the assisting cast member part of the meet and greet. These cast members are dressed in outfits that match the candy character they’ve been paired with and each of them wears chucks that also match. These outfits are perfectly crafted to be fun, energetic, and engaging and the chucks are a big part of making the cast member approachable and relatable. The cast members are also equipped with a live mic and they use this to act basically as the “voice” for the candy character. This allows for more engagement than you typically get in these meetings as usually meet and greet characters are silent and have to just emote. This combo of visual personality and interactivity creates a meet-and-greet scenario that is truly magical and one of a kind!
Chucks have always been the shoe for the common person. From their inception, they’ve been an everyday staple in our lives on the court, at work, and in the streets. However, as they have become more and more iconic over the years, chucks have found their way into the halls of high fashion and art. They’ve been worn on the runway and now that runway look is coming back around in the form of the new Chuck 70 De Luxe Heel shoes. Converse has released high-heeled models in the past, and now with their greater popularity among women, there is a new line of high heeled chucks you can buy.
Chuck 70 De Luxe Heel sneaker.
The Chuck 70 De Luxe pairs the unmistakable Chuck Taylor design elements you have always known with a bold, lugged heel for a brand-new look worthy of the runway. These platform shoes offer a unique combination of style and comfort that will help you stand out from the crowd. Starting with a high-top body that goes up your ankle and showcases the iconic All Star ankle patch, the shoe also features a lugged brown sole that gives the heel a rugged look. The heel itself is a chunky platform that is just the right height. This edition comes in two neutral colors for easy styling with your wardrobe: black and egret. This shoe will be a perfect look for anyone looking to elevate their look this summer. The new Chuck 70 De Luxe Heel Shoes are available for $120 now as a Converse exclusive.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been chugging along for almost fifteen years now, and throughout that time we’ve seen some incredible stories brought to life from comic book page to silver screen. We’ve also seen some absolutely incredible super suits, such as Iron Man’s Armor, Captain America with his shield, and Spider-Man in his iconic suit. However, none of those heroes have had chucks on their feet. That has all changed recently with the arrival of Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) in the MCU. The first MCU hero to wear chucks while taking on the forces of evil has ushered in a new age as now, just under a year later, we have our first big screen chucks wearer in Cassie Lang! Cassie is the daughter of Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) and in the latest MCU entry, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, she takes up the mantle of Stinger to help her father battle Kang the Conqueror. With this new name, comes her very own suit and this suit places chucks on her feet. A purple version of her dad’s Ant-Man suit, this suit has purple chucks as the footwear rather than the standard superhero boots her dad wears.
Cassie Lang (aka Stinger) in her chucks on the official poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Between these new super suits with chucks and the appearance of the shoe on non-heroes like MJ in the Spider-Man trilogy and Billy Maximoff in Wandavision, chucks are taking over the MCU. There are a few reasons why this recent uptick may be the case. For one, the MCU is rapidly getting younger with new heroes coming into their own while older ones like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor are either killed off or retired. Chucks also fit the personalities of these heroes very well. Chucks, as we know, are the shoes of rebels and trailblazers and superheroes fit the bill. Chucks are also economical and make perfect sense for a young hero trying to make their own suit. With the MCU fully engrossed in the Multiverse Saga, here’s hoping we see more heroes opt for chucks in the future. Heroes like Spider-Gwen, Viv Vision, and Moon Girl immediately come to mind. The future of the MCU is looking bright with chucks on the feet of our heroes!
When you think of California, what images come to your mind? Hollywood? San Francisco Bay? San Diego beaches? Yosemite? There’s a more than likely chance that the city of Sacramento is not at the forefront. Despite being the state capital, Sacramento has always been the forgotten, oft-mocked, ugly step-child of a city in the Golden State. Often called “Sucktown” and referred to as California’s armpit, the city is derided for not having the extreme natural beauty of other parts of the state and is looked at as nothing more than a farming town whose importance stems from a bygone era of the state’s history. However, the City of Trees is the state’s true hidden gem of cities. Nestled on the meeting point of the American and Sacramento Rivers, the city is full of its own natural beauty with iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, Sutter Fort, and Old Town.
This mural by local artist Maren Conrad is called “Smashed” and is located at Urban Roots Brewery on 14th and V Streets in Sacramento.
We’ve talked before about the connection between chucks and the West Coast. Whether through hip-hop, skaters, punk rock, Chicano culture, or just the preferred footwear of millions of people, chucks have been a staple in the cultures of California for decades. Sacramento is no different, as chucks have their place in the city’s subculture. While some of this is due to those cultures we’ve talked about previously, Sacramento does have their own unique connection. With Sac’s unique natural surroundings, many in the city take the opportunity to explore all that nature has to offer. Day trips in chucks to the Tahoe area and the Sierra Nevada’s are often and very rewarding. Chucks are also a favorite among those who still work in Sacramento’s thriving agriculture industry. Chucks are also perfect for touring Sacramento’s various historical sights, and its thriving downtown. Sacramento will always be California’s underdog city, but this underdog is beautiful and tells its own story. Long live the City of Trees. Light the beam.
Video games have come a long way since the days of Pong. In the world of modern gaming, you can visit mystical lands, travel to the past or future, and embody the spirit of incredible heroes. Whether playing online or through a single player campaign, you can be inspired or horrified by the stories video games can tell. Arguably the greatest of these stories came in the form of 2013’s The Last of Us. Created by Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by cannibalistic people infected by a mutated fungus in the genus Cordyceps. The game follows two main protagonists: Joel and Ellie. Joel is a lonely smuggler with a tragic past, and Ellie is an orphaned young girl that Joel is tasked with transporting across the hellscape that is the United States.
Ellie wears a pair of ragged red chucks throughout the game and in the new series on HBO Max.
When the story begins, we don’t know much about Ellie, except that she is a 14-year-old girl that the rebel group, the Fireflies, want kept safe and transported out of Boston. She is rash, foul-mothed, and impulsive, which is to be expected from a child who has grown up in a world like this. She wears a pair of ragged red chucks throughout the game, which fit her rugged and rebellious personality. Ellie is her own person from the second we meet her and we see that not only through her words, but by what’s on her feet as well. With the premiere of the live-action HBO adaptation starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, we will see this incredible story introduced to a whole new audience, and just like in the game, Ellie’s chucks will let the viewers know immediately that she is not one to mess with.
ADER ERROR is a fashion brand that was launched in 2014 by an anonymous group of South Koreans working in diverse fields. They came together to create a creative and fun brand that aims to spread art and culture through fashion. Their brand slogan is “the new is not new.” It’s a philosophy that looks to the past to design what’s next—re-editing to create styles that are both distorted and forward looking. According to the collective, their name hammers home this idea as the “A is for aesthetic; D is for drawing; er is for people (who do something). So the result is ‘people who do something aesthetic’”. The brand has taken this approach to their new collaboration with Converse.
The new is not new.
This new model is inspired by the old to create something new. The design uses a unique layered approach, that creates a distinct look on the classic Chuck Taylor. The remnants of the blue outer layer create a look that makes the shoe appear as if it is shedding an old skin. The inner white layer breaks through and it features a burnished distressed effect on the foxing. The blue floating canvas overlays are detachable so you can make it so that the shoe has fully broken through. Some other features include a graphic print and embroidered detail reading “The new is not new” that goes across the whole shoe. There is also a custom embroidered overlay suede ADER ERROR ankle patch, custom ADER ERROR lace clip and license plate, and clear outsole with digital transferred ADER ERROR graphic. All these elements together create a unique and creative design from the group. The Converse x ADER ERROR Chuck 70 is now available on Converse.com.
People have been lacing up Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars for over ninety years now, since his signature was added to the ankle patches of America's classic sneaker in the early 1930s. The two most popular models of chucks still being worn today, the black high top with black canvas uppers, black racing strips, white foxing, toe caps, and shoelaces, and the white high top, now called optical white, with red and blue racing stripes, bright white canvas uppers, toe caps and outer foxing, have been continuously manufactured and worn for 74 and 87 years respectively. And of course they have the distinctive blue star ankle patches that let everyone know you are wearing a genuine pair of chucks on your feet. Their popularity and sales continue to be strong despite all the many variations to their design sold under the Chuck Taylor name. People still prefer the original vision of Chuck Taylor nearly one hundred years later. It seems every new generation becomes attracted to the look and feel of the classic Chuck Taylor sneaker, and that’s a good thing!
Will Chuck Taylor’s vision for chucks continue to endure?
2023 also is the 25th year that The ChucksConnection has been up on the Internet providing our site visitors with information about chucks as they appear in hundreds of films, photographs, videos, and on television shows. Our many articles, features, and review pages document the strong presence of chucks in our media, their history, cultural impact, and why people like wearing them. We would also like to thank the many people that support these efforts by sending us photos and information about films, videos, and television series where chucks make an appearance. We wish them and all our site visitors happy holidays and remind everyone to continue staying laced up in your chucks throughout the new year.
The ChucksConnection always has a large selection of shoelaces for your chucks, and now our collection of retro width shoelaces has been expanded to include a 63 inch long white retro shoelace. White retro width shoelaces, which were the laces included with chucks in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, are a full 3/8 inch wide. They fit in between standard flat athletic laces (7/16 inches) and fat laces (5/8 inches) in width. Now chucks wearers with nine eyelet pair shoes have access to a white retro shoelace. Also chucks wearers with eight eyelet pair models can get retro shoelaces in a longer length. Go to our Shoelaces Home Page for full details, general information, lacing guides, and access to our entire selection of shoelaces for your chucks.
If you are dedicated wearer of chucks, you have a favorite color that gets worn the most. But the great thing about chucks is that there are so many models and colors to choose from. Every year Converse issues seasonal colors, issues of high top and low top Chuck Taylors in new colors besides the standard black, white, red, charcoal, or blue. You should treat yourself to some of these seasonal colors, as they are usually a one time issue, although if a seasonal color is popular, it most likely will continue to be made. Maroon is a perfect example of that. It used to be considered a core color, but for some reason that designation was taken away. But maroon still remains very popular and maroon pairs of chucks still are made every season, a renewal rate of over twenty seasons.
Sand Dune and Snorkel Blue are two of the latest seasonal high top chucks.
Converse has recently made it easy to peruse available models of chucks, along with variations like platform and slip on models by color. Here are some of their recommendations: If you like orange choose orange or fire opal; for yellow lemon chrome; for green midnight clover or amazon green; for blue snorkel blue; for purple electeric purple or pale amethyst; for brown choose sand dune; and for pink thre is a pink clay color. Go to our Outlook Page to see images of all these models in high top and low top. As always with seasonal chucks, if you see a color/model you really like, buy it right away as it may never return.