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Chuck Taylor All Star Glitz (Also Available in Black, Suggested Retail Price: $100)

Chuck Taylor All Star Glitz (Also Available in Black, Suggested Retail Price: $100)

It’s not surprising that Converse has managed to stay around for over a century.  Once marketed primarily as an “athletic shoe”, the brand has broken across style boundaries to become a favorite of the fashion-forward.  With its laid back, retro look and timeless iconic styles like Chuck Taylor’s, All Stars and Jack Purcell’s, they’re seen everywhere from basketball courts to dancefloors in the hottest clubs.  

Jack Purcell Wool (Suggested Retail Price: $75)

Jack Purcell Wool (Suggested Retail Price: $75)

My own first-ever handpicked kicks were a pair of green high-top All Stars when I was four years old.  Thanks to the versatility that Converse’s designs offer, they’re still trendy and can be paired with even the most couture wardrobe; I have the same pair now – albeit a few sizes bigger – in my collection.

Imagine my excitement when I saw what Converse had in store for the holidays.  The Holiday 2012 First String Standards and Premium Collections feature classic favorites done-up with a twist.  From subtle details to eye-catching flare, they’re sure to be on all good boys’ and girls’ requests to Santa this year.   And for those of you who aren’t sure if you’ve been naughty or nice, the collections will be available in stores nationwide and online at www.converse.com as of this month.

Chuck Taylor All Star Post (Suggested Retail Price: $125)

Chuck Taylor All Star Post (Suggested Retail Price: $125)

Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey (Suggested Retail Price: $150)

Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey (Suggested Retail Price: $150)