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Chuck Talk Features—Winter/Spring, 2021

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New Chucks for Spring

Explorer High Top Chucks

Archive Paint Splatter Chuck Taylor All Star

Iconic Jackets Become Iconic Chucks

New 8-Bit Print High Top Chucks for Kids

Converse and Ambush Combine for Work and Play

New Seasonal Colors for 2021

Converse x Carhartt Chucks

Custom Chucks to Rep Your City

Chucks Made with Love!

The Digital Terrain Chuck Taylor All Star CX

Chucks in the White House?

Chucks Are An All Time Top Five Basketball Shoe

Social Distancing with Chucks

Converse Is Back in the NBA Bubble

ABA Chucks Highlight Basketball History

New Wider Width Chucks

Wider Width Chucks Now Available In More Colors

Gift Ideas For That Chucks Person On Your List

Videos and Short Films with Chucks

What’s New at The ChucksConnection

New or Updated Photo Galleries:

Buddy, Zendaya, Actors Wearing Red Chucks in Films, Joshua Bassett, Amanda Seyfried, Victoria Justice, Taylor Swift, Washed Indigo High Top Chucks, Midnight Barq High Top Chucks, Bright Crimson High Top Chucks, Jessie Reyez, Side Pocket High Top Chucks, People Wearing Red Chucks, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Chuck Taylor PC Boots, Coolest Chucks Moments in Film, Magenta Renew High Top Chucks, Austin Asher Stills from Shazam!, Washed Denim Blue High Top Chucks, Red Hot Chili Pipers, R5, Rozzi Crane, Bow Wow, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, YG, Guys Wearing Red Chucks, Sabrina Carpenter, Mac Miller, Guys Wearing Black Chucks, Guys Wearing Optical White Chucks, Cobra Kai, Coolest Chucks Moments in Film.

 

Videos and Short Films With Chucks:

Let Me Play, Copy Cat, Collected, Talk to Leon, Unclaimed, Flat Out, Caught, A Bathroom on Drake, A Fish Out of Water, Playdate, Survivants, The Worst Day Ever, Hero, Clark, The Bend, The Glass Castle, Summer ’78, RC Cola Ad, Under Stars, RCA, The Bat, Kid, the Moon, We Are Boys, 12 Ways to Style Converse Sneakers, Customize your Converse All Star with Hydro Dipping!, How to Style Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers for men and women, Midnight Marathon, Muse. Go to the Videos and Short Films with Chucks page.


TV Page Features:

Many listings have been updated. New listings with an article: The Hardy Boys (2020), Secrets of Sulphur Springs, WandaVision, Mythbusters, All-American, Hollywood, Stranger Things, Season 3, Deadly Class, Iron Fist, On My Block, The Temptations, Rise, Grown-ish, How I Met Your Mother, Mom, Parks and Recreation, Game of Silence, Stranger Things, Season 2, Greenhouse Academy, The Carmichael Show, Sha Na Na, Preacher, Friday Night Lights, Sun Records.

Other recent listings are: Trickster, Punky Brewster (2021), American Gods, The Neighborhood, Way Down Cellar, Space Force, Designated Survivor, Almost Paradise, Locke and Key, Ragnarok, NCIS, Euphoria, The Boys, Shameless, Catastrophe, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Single Parents. Go to the Television Shows with Chucks Index Page.

Music Video Reviews:

Saint Nobody, deja vu, All Hands on Deck, Telling Myself, Time After Time, Drivers’s License, Body Count, Winter, Anyone Else, Therefore I Am, Orphans, Easy Come, Easy Go, Give It To You, The Schuyler Sisters, Justin Timberlake Medley, 100 Grandkids, Lost in the Echo, Go To Church, Music Everywhere, MAYBE (Deconstructed), I Rep That West, I Want to Know What Love Is, Prima Donna, I Want Crazy, You and I Both, So What?, Go Loko, All For Us, Any Kind of Guy, The End of the Game, Never Catch Me, Boomerang, Motivation, Time in a Tree, Dreams, Young, Wild, and Free, Señorita, Murder Was the Case, Gangsta Luv, Higher.


Film Reviews:

Faintheart, Ghost of Lake Opeongo, Flora & Ulysses, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Cupid’s Proxy, The Treasure of the White Falcons, Bad Moms, The Witches, Vampires vs. the Bronx, We’ll Rise At Dawn, Seduction Theory, Whiplash, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Pitch Perfect, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mighty Oak, Los Scavengers, Four Kids and It, The Quarry, Adventure Force 5, My Mistress, Kid West, The Adventures of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend, All the Bright Places, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

 

New listings: Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, I Think My Babysitter’s an Alien, Der Alte und die Nervensäge, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Mercy Rule, Monsters of Man, The New Mutants, The True Adventures of Wolfboy, The Secrets We Keep, Slash, Unhinged, Survival Guide, The Dream Catcher, The Child and the Dead, The Baby Sitter: Killer Queen, The Christmas Project Reunion, The Cistern, A Christmas Tail, Rivals, The War With Grandpa, Bill & Ted Face the Music. Go to the Chuck Taylor in Films Index Page.


Articles:

The Musicians Who Wear Chucks page has been updated with many new listings and links to music videos where these artists wear chucks. The Honor Roll for Actors Wearing Chucks in Films and Television Shows has reached 107 honorees with the addition of Anya Taylor-Joy. Go to the Articles about Chucks Index Page.

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New Chucks for Spring

 

Converse has released new seasonal models of chucks. The newest seasonal color is Blue Gaze, currently availble in a canvas high top. This model of chucks has pale blue uppers, OrthoLite insoles for cushioning, white foxing and toe caps, black racing stripes, and black and white ankle patches. This unisex shoe comes in men’s sizes 4 to 13 and women’s sizes 6 to 15. A pair retails for $60.00.

 

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The Blue Gaze high top.

 

The Summer Daze high top is a sun-faded design with uppers that Converse describes as “a tonal, washed finish” made from polyester. Like the Blue Gaze, this model has OrthoLite insoles for cushioning, white foxing and toe caps, black racing stripes, black and white ankle patches, comes in men’s sizes 4 to 13 or women’s sizes 6 to 15, and retails for $60.00. There are also a number of Chuck 70 models in this line including a red bark and cork colored split upper panel high top, a model similar to the Converse All Star shown below, and seven low top models, many that do not include racing stripes.

 

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The Summer Daze high top.

 

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Explorer High Top Chucks

 

Converse has released two new high top variations on their Chuck Taylor All Star line of sneakers. Chuck Taylor All Star Space Explorer High Tops come in two color combinations, Back Alley Brick Red and Obsidian Black. Both models come with black shoelaces, black outer soles, black back panels, black and red or black and blue heel patches, and ankle patches that feature a white star and embroidered details. The uppers are made of twill fabric with matching stitching and eyelets for more of a monochromatic look. Space Explorer high tops retail at $60.00.

 

Back Alley Brick Red Space Explorer high top.

A Back Alley Brick Red Space Explorer high top.

 

Alt Exploration Chuck Taylor All Stars feature a webbed lacing system up the middle of each shoe’s tongue that holds your shoelaces in place. These models come in two color pairs, Field Surplus/Light Zitron, which is a brown/yellow combination, and White/String, string being an off white color. The rest of the details are standard chucks design, except for the ankle patches which feature the words “Converse All Star” in the alternate color and the star and signature in black. They also have back panels in the alternate color for each model. These sneakers retail for $60.

 

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Light Field Surplus/Light Zitron and White/String Alt Exploration high tops.

 

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Archive Paint Splatter Chuck Taylor All Star

 

The Archive Paint Splatter Chuck Taylor All Star gives you the look of an abstract painter who does heavy lifting oln their latest works in a new pair of chucks. These chucks feature an archived print design on their bright red canvas uppers of black, sky blue, and white paint splatters. The shoes have clear plastic ankle patches with black printing and star. The foxing, laces and toe caps are bright white with black trim. These chucks are described as University Red/White/Black by Converse and retail for $60.

 

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The University Red Paint Splatter high top.

 

This model also is available in two Chuck 70 designs. The black high top model features magenta, yellow, and sky blue drips which continue onto the off white outer foxing. The off white or egret high top model has black and sky blue splatters. It has off white outer foxing and the standard red and blue racing stripes shared by optical and natural white chucks. Both models have standard ankle patches in red, white and blue. The Chuck 70 versions are described by Converse as Black/Hyper Magenta/Egret or Egret/Digital Blue/Egret and retail for $90.

 

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Iconic Jackets Become Iconic Chucks

 

The NBA has had iconic photographs define its history. Giving depth and nuance to the greatest moments the game has ever had, these photos are etched in the minds of anyone who’s ever loved the game of basketball: Wilt holding a piece of paper that says 100. Air Jordan. Blocked by James. Bird and Magic dueling. Kobe Bryant holding the Larry O’Brien trophy while sitting alone in the shower. It’s this last image that has been ingrained in the minds of basketball fans since Kobe’s tragic death last year, and it’s this image that has helped inspire the collaboration between Converse and Chinatown Market.

 

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Two iconic jackets on the most iconic shoe!

 

The original jacket was designed by Jeff Hamilton for Kobe and Michael Jordan after each of the franchises completed their respective “three-peat” championship victories. The collection from Converse and Chinatown Market takes those iconic patterns and applies them to the Converse Pro Leather and the Chuck 70. Each shoe takes different design aspects from the jackets while there are a couple of features that carry over. The color scheme for both Lakers styles is purple and gold, with some blue accents while the Bulls have a black, white, and red scheme. The Pro Leathers and the chucks take different parts of the original jacket into their designs, so that the two styles are unique from each other. They also utilize the championship year patches that were prominent on each jacket. There hasn’t been word from Converse when these shoes will be available to the public, but they’re sure to be a hot commodity when they are!

 

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New 8-Bit Print High Top Chucks for Kids

 

Converse has just released some high top print chucks for kids. In a style they descibe as 8-bit pixelated Chuck Taylor All Stars, these sneakers have artwork that resembles old videogame graphics images when viewing resolution was only 8-bit. The first model is a pixelated dinosaur print, with land and flying dinosaur images in green, blue, and red on a white background. The shoes have black racing stripes and black, blue and red pixelated ankle patches. There is also a pixelated leopard print again emulating the look of 8 bit graphics from the patch. Set on a natural background, the leopard spots are black, brown, and orange, with black, orange and white ankle patches. These models feature Smartfoam insoles, soft comfort inner lining, and black or white shoelaces.

 

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8-bit dinosaur and leopard pixelated print high tops for kids.

 

A third design in this series features a gamer print in light chambray blue, with pink ankle patches, Player 1 and Player 2 writing on the outer foxing, Smartfoam insoles, white shoelaces, and soft comfort lining.

 

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The pixelated gamer print high top for kids.

 

These shoes come in little kids sizes 11C-13C and big kids sizes, 1Y to 6Y. The retail price is $40.

 

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Converse and Ambush Combine for Work and Play

 

Tokyo fashion label Ambush began as an experimental line of jewelry, using innovative pop art-inspired designs to capture a distinct Tokyo aesthetic. The brand’s iconic trademarked POW! motif in particular became incredibly well known around the world. Their signature style was soon translated onto canvas, with the brand designing several hit unisex collections and partnering with other iconic brands. Enter Converse, and the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star. The two style brands from opposite ends of the globe have partnered to bring a new collection of Ambush designed chucks.

 

Converse and Ambush models of chucks.

 

Ambush utilizes their classic utilitarian design on the iconic style of the All Star to create a gender-free boot that’s both high fashion and high function. The Converse x Ambush CTAS Duck Boot blends the function first roots of the chuck with the toughness of a boot. Using a woven poly-cotton and rubber construction, rugged lugged outsole and padded collar, the shoe can weather all storms and conditions. Style wise, the boot has exaggerated utility features to highlight toughness, and comes in two colors: sleek black or industrial blue. The CTAS Duck Boot is available for $160. The collection also features a shearling wool Chuck 70, inspired by exuberant 1990s fur coats. While the shoe may be an unexpected look for the Spring season, they’re made from real shearling wool. This means every pair from this line has a one-of-a-kind look and feel. Beneath all that fur though, it’s the same Chuck 70 that you know and love. The shoe is shaggy, fuzzy, and cozy in both black and blue at a price point of $140. Whether you’re looking for hard working boots or fluffy fun sneakers, Converse and Ambush have got you covered.

 

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New Seasonal Colors for 2021

 

Converse has announced new seasonal colors for both their classic Chuck Taylor and Chuck70 lines of high tops and low tops. There are a couple of differences between these new models and seasonal chucks from prior years. All of the new models no longer have the notch on their tongues to prevent them from slipping during wear. Whether this is merely a cost cutting feature, or a sign that they will be eliminating that from their core models too is undetermined at this time. Another change is that all of the high top models now have black and white only ankle patches instead of the standard red, white, and blue on white patch.

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Obsidian Mist and Bright Spruce seasonal high top chucks.

 

Some of the new colors for the Chuck Taylor line include Obsidian Mist, Bright Spruce, and Carmine Pink in both high top and low top models. Ceramic Green, Dark Orchid, Farro, Digital Powder and Sail Blue in high top only, and Kumquat and Saffron in low tops only. New seasonal Chuck70 colors include Dark Root, Wolf Grey, Candy Grape, MIdnight Clover, and Rush Blue in both high and low top models, along with Court Green and Dark soba in high top only. You can see all of these new models of chucks on our Outlook page.

 

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Converse x Carhartt Chucks

 

The next evolution of an ongoing partnership between two iconic brands of the working class has arrived. With Crahartt’s 120+ year history of providing durable clothes for hard workers everywhere, and Converse’s long history as the All-American shoe company, the two are a match made in heaven. Converse and Carhartt have teamed up to add two new designs to the Carhartt line, applying the Carhartt aesthetic to the premium Chuck 70. Carhartt has been a brand used to make a fashion statement just as much as workwear, and that has never been truer with the classic utilitarian look now gracing the chuck’s canvas.

 

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Work hard, play hard in these camouflage green Carhartt chucks!

 

This collaboration channels the working spirit and elements that Carhartt is known for. This is primarily realized through the color palettes chosen for the collection. Camouflage green and brown canvas are the two choices available. Both have a special All Star patch, with the color palette of the patch matching the Carhartt gold and brown. There’s also a large Carhartt patch emblazoned on the tongue, and the classic vintage license plate. The camouflage design features a black outsole, while the brown canvas version has a brown outsole. The shoe also utilizes premium canvas for added durability, further leaning into the Carhartt mentality of function with fashion. Both versions go for $115, and are available now on Converse.com. So if you’re looking for a shoe that says durable, reliable, and hard working, you couldn’t find a better statement than the Converse x Carhartt Chuck 70!

 

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Custom Chucks to Rep Your City

 

The NBA season is in full swing! The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are coming off the toughest season and title in franchise history, the Brooklyn Nets have formed a superteam with Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Kevin Durant, the Milwaukee Bucks and their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo are looking to take that next step, and so may other teams and players are trying to breakthrough in what is sure to be an incredible season. You know by now the history between Converse and basketball, so it’s no surprise that once again the NBA has partnered with the originators of the basketball shoe for professional teams. The City Edition Chuck 70 collection celebrates the current alternate, or “City Edition”, uniforms for six NBA teams: the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Lakers.

 

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Rep your city and squad in the NBA City Edition Chuck 70s.

 

Each team has multiple designs available, with the Spurs having two designs, the Warriors having four, and the other teams having three. Each design can be customized using the Converse customizer, as every team has multiple elements to choose from. There are primary logos, secondary logos, wordmarks, custom patterns, and multiple color schemes at your disposal so you can mix and match however you like. These elements aren’t limited to the body either, as there are personal team elements for the tongue, insole, and even the iconic All-Star patch. The collection is unisex, and is pricier than standard chucks at $115. This collection offers fans of some of the NBA’s marquee franchises the opportunity to show off for not only their team, but for their city as well, as the whole philosophy behind the City Edition uniforms is that they take elements from each franchise’s history and celebrate it. That kind of pride is a lot to pack in one shoe, but if any shoe can handle it, chucks can.

 

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Chucks Made with Love!

 

It’s the end of January which means those who have someone special in their life are looking for something unique to give them on Valentine’s Day. That’s right, the yearly day of love and chocolates is upon us and if you’re looking for something useful and festive to give your significant other, Converse has got you covered. Partnering with French graphic designer Manon Louart, Converse has unveiled the Custom Made with Love collection.

 

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Celebrate love with chucks!

 

Featuring five designs by Louart, the collection also includes new elements and patterns added to the Converse customizer. This includes new colors, patterns, and a midsole print that has the phrase “Made with Love” in cursive. The five designs by Louart utilize all the normal features and bring them together in unique and creative ways. Two of her designs are pretty straight forward, using simple pink and red color palettes that fit in perfectly with the Valentine’s Day season. Her other three designs are a bit more bold. One design uses a white canvas and the LGBTQ+ All-STar patch celebrating all forms of love. Another combines pink, and red with navy blue, and the final design adds the “Made with Love” midsole print to the slip on Shoreline chucks. The collection is unisex, so these chucks, much like love, are for anyone and everyone. Ranging in price between $75-80, these chucks are available as is or with the ability to be customized even further. So celebrate love your way and celebrate with chucks for you and your significant other on Valentine’s Day.

 

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The Digital Terrain Chuck Taylor All Star CX

 

The Chuck Taylor All Star CX is a new model designed for hiking. Your basic Chuck Taylor has been updated with a dynamic, stretch canvas upper and new pull tab for easy on and off. A CX foam midsole is lightweight, helping to absorb the impact on your feet along the way, and makes these chucks quite comfortable. The design includes hiking-inspired laces and vibrant digital bright colors that according to Converse “channel the boundless potential of the digital world, while premium comfort features support you through your real-world adventures”.

 

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Digital Terrain CX chucks come in String/Hyper Pink with Black trim and Black/Court Green with Hyper Pink trim.

 

Other features include a built-in pull tab on the back of each shoe and extra translucent midsole support pieces just above the outside rubber foxing. These chucks retail for $75.00.

 

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ABA Chucks Highlight Basketball History

 

The American Basketball Association (also known as the ABA) was a men’s professional basketball league that operated from 1967 to 1976. The league was revolutionary with its style of play and rules. It distinguished itself from the established NBA with a wide open, flashy style of play, as well as differences in rules, with a 30-second shot clock and the use of a three-point line. These rules combined with events like the All-Star Game Dunk Contest and star players like Julius Erving, Rick Barry, George Gervin, and Moses Malone helped the ABA establish itself as a viable alternative to the NBA, eventually leading to the NBA/ABA merger in 1976. The ABA’s legacy is still felt in the modern game of basketball, so it’s only appropriate that this pivotal league in basketball history should be honored by the All-American basketball shoe.

 

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The classic ABA logos really pop on the white chuck canvas.

 

Converse has released the ABA Chuck 70 as a nod to the league that made the game what it is today. On the canvas of the first sneaker ever designed for the game, Converse has emblazoned the chuck with the logos of all the original ABA teams. The red, white, and blue aesthetic matches the original ball used by the ABA, and the star pattern on the heel stripe evokes the feeling of the classic ABA logo. The classic look of these chucks really brings the whole aesthetic together, and makes you appreciate the basketball history displayed here. The ABA Chuck 70’s are $85 and available as an online exclusive at converse.com. A must get for any fan of basketball hosiery, or anyone who loves the classic sports logo aesthetic, these shoes are a perfect addition to your Christmas wish list.

 

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Chucks in the White House?

 

Kamala Harris has already made history as the first African-American, and the first Asian-American woman to receive the nomination for Vice President on a major party ticket. However, if Joe Biden is elected President in November, and she serves as his Vice President, she could make even more history as the first Vice President to wear chucks in the Blair House (where the Vice President lives in Washington) and the White House. It should be noted that former first lady Michele Obama was occasionally seen wearing the same model of black low top chucks when she lived in the White House. Besides being from California’s San Francisco Bay Area and thus having a cultural connection to chucks, Harris may also be saying something with her choice of footwear.

 

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Kamala steps out onto the campaign trail in a pair of black chucks.

 

Elizabeth Semmelhack, author of Sneaker X Culture: Collab, believes Harris’s chucks represent action. “The sneakers are acting as the sartorial equivalent of being willing to roll up her sleeves,” she says. Harris’s chucks separate her from traditional heels and conservative slides that women in politics are usually relegated to wear. Long associated with the rebel in all of us, chucks more importantly represent an authenticity that is uniquely American, which is what Harris is attempting to represent. And Kamla’s love for chucks is authentic, as she told The Cut: “I run through airports in my Converse sneakers. I have a whole collection of Chuck Taylors: a black leather pair, a white pair, I have the kind that don’t lace, the kind that do lace, the kind I wear in the hot weather, the kind I wear in the cold weather, and the platform kind for when I’m wearing a pantsuit.” The VP nominee loves her Chuck Taylors, and from her upbringing in California, to her authenticity and call to action, it’s easy to see how they’ve become a part of her.

 

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Converse Is Back in the NBA Bubble

 

Converse has a long storied history with the game of basketball. With the All Star being the most popular shoe of the game’s early years, and Wilt Chamberlain famously scoring 100 points in a pair in 1962, it made perfect sense when Converse was made the official shoe of the NBA. However with the rise of competitors like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok in the 1970’s and 80’s, Converse fell out of favor with modern players, and the shoe was all but gone from the game. All that has changed in recent years as Converse is making a comeback in the world of professional basketball. Inking deals with stars Draymond Green, Kelly Oubre Jr, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Natasha Cloud, Converse has gotten back into the basketball shoe game releasing a slew of signature shoes and styles.

 

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Many young NBA stars have signed with Converse in recent years, including Oklahoma City Thunder Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

 

With the NBA season restarting at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, the eyes of the world fall on these stars and the Converse shoes they are wearing. As players entered the “bubble” campus in Orlando, many were photographed wearing chucks for casual wear, but both Oubre and SGA were seen wearing the new Converse Pro BB basketball shoe in practices and scrimmages. SGA was even highlighted on the OKC Thunder’s social media for his shoes and the “Locked In” message written on the side. Combining elements from both the CONS from the 80’s and the All-Star patch insignia from the classic chucks, Converse’s new basketball shoes honor its history while also looking to the future. Converse is back in the game, and will be around for a while on the feet of the rising stars of the NBA restart.

 

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Wider Width Chucks Now Available In More Colors

 

Converse has literally widened its collection of wider foot chucks to include monochrome and customized styles. You can still get core black and optical white high tops and low cuts in standard or wider widths, but now you have a lot more options. These new wider width chucks come in monochrome black or white models in high top or low cut, along with a number of other options in summer colors and in plaid prints.

 

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This navy custom high top and plaid custom low top are now available in standard and wide widths.

 

All of these new models are available in both high top or low top. Because they are part of the Converse customized collection of chucks, their price is $25 higher per pair, $80 for high tops and $75 for low tops. The other base color choices are dolphin gray, blue plaid, navy blue, monochrome navy, black, white, monochrome pink, royal blue, pink plaid, blossom pink, lilac, and aqua. You can order these pairs in men’s size 3 through 11.5 in half sizes, and from 12-16 in whole sizes. (Women’s sizes 5 to 18) The standard core wider width black or optical white chucks are not customizable and remain priced at $55 and $50.

 

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Chucks Are An All Time Top Five Basketball Shoe

 

Recently ESPN came out with its rankings of the best 75 basketball shoes of all time. In its listing, the Converse All Star Chuck Taylor shoe came in at number 5. This shouldn’t really be a surprise, given the fact that chucks were the dominant basketball shoe for over four decades. In its heyday as the premiere basketball shoe, chucks were worn by nearly every professional, college, and high school player. Many of the greatest players of all time wore them while setting records and providing us with some of the best moments in sports. Think of Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, and Pete Maravich, to list a few names.

 

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For decades all the great players and teams wore high top chucks.

 

It was a mistake for marketing people at Converse to start saying in the 1990s that chucks were now just leisure shoes. Sure they are great in that part of your life, as so many people like to wear them all the time, but they were designed to play basketball in originally. During his lifetime, Chuck Taylor and the Converse Company spent decades tweaking their design and manufacture so that they would be the finest basketball shoe of its day. That emphasis on quality control can’t be taken away from their history or from their functionality as an athletic shoe. Converse should take up that cause again and get endorsers to wear basic chucks or Chuck 70s while playing basketball as they did in the past. Wouldn’t that be great to see in a professional or college game again?

 

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Social Distancing with Chucks

 

We are living in scary times. With Coronavirus Covid 19 sending the world into a global pandemic, many must stay at home to help flatten the curve and keep the disease from spreading. This has led to a lot of people having a vast amount of down time while they practice social distancing. You may be asking yourself what is there to do once you’ve binge watched those shows you’ve put off, and caught up on your housekeeping? Well if you’ve got on your favorite pair of chucks, there’s still plenty to do while also making sure you’re staying safe.

 

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Social distancing can take its toll but it’s what is needed right now.

 

Social distancing does not necessarily mean you have to stay indoors. You can still go outside to exercise, walk your dog, and get vital services, etc. So as long as you keep a safe distance from others, lace up those chucks and go for a run or walk around your local park. Chucks are also the perfect shoe for weightlifting and aerobic exercises, so you can also get a sweat indoors. This is the perfect time to work on yourself physically and mentally. The days are getting longer and with the isolation of quarantine, it’s important to make sure you’re staying mentally fit by continuing to engage with friends over the phone and online. So wear your chucks proudly as you help flatten the Coronavirus curve. Remember to wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, and to practice social distancing. Together, we’ll get through this pandemic, and back to wearing our chucks together out in the world.

 

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New Wider Width Chucks

 

The two most popular models of classic high top chucks are now available in a wider width. Chucks have always been made in just one width, D, which is meant for a medium width foot, which most people have. But now you can purchase a black or optical white high top pair of chucks in a wider (E) width. Both models look the same as their standard width counterparts and the price differential is only five dollars, currently $55 for standard width chucks and $60 for wide width chucks.

 

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Black and Optical White high top chucks are now available in wide widths.

 

You can also purchase black or optical white low top chucks in wide widths. The price for those pairs is $55.

 

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Gift Ideas For That Chucks Person On Your List

 

Finding the right gift at the right price is often difficult, especially if you are on a budget. If you know (or are) someone who is an enthusiatic fan and wearer of chucks, what do you get that person besides a new pair of chucks? These days a new pair is a big gift, with the prices ranging between $50 to $100 for most new pairs. Luckily The ChucksConnection is here to assist you with a short list of credible gifts that range in price from $2 to $20 and appropriate for people of all ages. Go to our Gifts Page to see the complete list of our recommendations.

 

Videos and Short Films with Chucks

 

We have started a new feature on The ChucksConnection that addresses videos and short films where actors wear chucks. These films are normally seen on websites like YouTube and Vimeo and made by amateur or aspiring filmmakers. Too short to be included on our Chuck Taylor in Films page and not released to the public through paid streaming, DVD or BlueRay, these videos and films are free for viewing, and we provide links to them on our new Videos and Short Films with Chucks page.

 

Videos and Shorts with chucks

Check these out on our new page.

 

Like our other media pages, Videos and Short Films with Chucks is a work in progress. If you know of a video or short film that qualifies for this new page, send us the information and link to films@chucksconnection.com.

 

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How to Participate in Chuck Talk

 

Do you have some things to say about Chuck Taylors? If you have an article or other interesting information about chucks to submit to this website, please contact us at mail@chucksconnection.com.

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