Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip-on
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42 of 45 found the following review helpful:
The best shoes in my collection Nov 01, 2007
By Rafael E. Belliard
I recently received a pair of these (the Charcoal/Orange ones, by the way) and I must say I am delighted with them. First off, these are my first pair of Chuck Taylors I have ever owned and worn, so it's not like these are just one more to my collection of Chucks. Although they look somewhat painful on the feet because of the apparent lack of arch-support of shoes I usually wear, they feel really, really great. They are the lightest shoes I have worn, they are very comfortable and the marvelous lack of laces make these my new choice for everyday wear. On top of that, they look gorgeous pretty much on top of anything.
A note of caution for people who have never bought Chuck Taylors before: it's no joke when Converse itself advices the american market buy them a size smaller than your regular wear if you're a male and 2 sizes smaller in case you're a female. In my case, I'm a male who typically wears size 11.5, but I ordered them size 11, because I was so scared that they would be too tight and would not be wearable. Upon arrival, I tried them out and as I expected, I had about half an inch of free space inside the shoes, and although on slip ons it's preferred to have a somewhat tight grip on the shoes, they still feel and behave greatly.
Simply put, they're the most comfortable and overall best shoes I own. =)
Edit: Two years later, they're good as new.
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Amazing shoes when you find the right size Feb 21, 2011
By book reviewer of portland
Some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever had.
After having a black pair for a year, I'm getting a new pair. Don't get the John Varvatos version - they're different and fit a lot looser. These ones are the totally classic looking version. The seams around the eyelets get frayed with wear but not in a bad way - it adds to the look.
The best thing is that you can get them on with one hand very quickly and easily. If I'm going out to the yard with the dog I'll wear clogs, but to go to the store down the street, or walk anywhere, I'll wear these. You can even run in them for a short distance and they feel fine.
It sounds silly, but not having to tie laces is a majorly cool feature, it saves time and effort when you're running out the door. I like to take my shoes off when I come inside my house - doing so with these is super easy and ditto throwing them on when going out.
I wore Chucks for years, and I think these slipons look a bit neater than laceup Chucks. If they were clean and new, I would feel comfortable wearing these almost anywhere.
I can't stress enough: they are incredibly comfortable. My other shoes are Clarks, keens, merrels, ecco's, teva's, chacos, and frye's, and I usually use inserts with them; these shoes are more comfortable than any of them.
Had to send them back twice to get the right fit, even taking the Converse sizing into account. I'd advise to get them a bit snug as they break in very nicely, or try them on in a store. I normally wear a 10 or 10.5, but in these I wear a 9.
20 of 24 found the following review helpful:
cool shoes Jan 07, 2008
By P. Lagos-Ertl
Great shoes, my son loves them. The only thing is that these shoes run big and being that they don't lace, it is better to order conservatively so that they fit properly.
17 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Slip On Greatness (Aye, NO LACES) Apr 15, 2007
I have a couple pairs of these and I love'em! They are perfect for walking the dog, going to the store, or just goofing around the house.
I like that they are slip on, makes it easy to get in and out of them quickly.
BTW, they are not supposed to have laces!!!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
So Easy to Slip On and Off! Mar 20, 2007
By T. Felder
To the former reviewer: I wish you had let your son try them on; they are "slip" on shoes - no laces required.
I have two pairs and LOVE them (pink and olive). I take my little boy to a music class every week and always wear them since shoes are not allowed in the music room. I don't even have to bend down (yes, I am that lazy sometimes!) to remove mine; I just push them off with the opposite foot.
The only negative (why I gave them 4 stars instead of 5) is that there is quite a bit of fraying on the top of the shoe. It hasn't caused any problems, I just wish it didn't happen at all.
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