February 5th, 2010

A Chuckin’ Love Story



Once upon a time, there was a man, with one red shoe.

The tide came in and washed his heart away.

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February 2nd, 2010

Our Chucks Made Us Spring Clean


During this wintry weekend, while all of you were out playing in the snow, Becca and Rachel were doing a little spring cleaning. Not only did the cleaning provide for colorful photo opps, but it also helped us uncover some treasures that we then put on sale. Did your favorite chucks make the sale cut? Now that the snow has melted, you should drop by and check it out! And don’t forget we’re still accepting entries in our Converse Contest. Click on the Converse tab on the right to read about the contest, see what stories have been told, and then tell us where your chucks have taken you!

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January 25th, 2010

Wake Chucks



While I still call Nashvegas home, a tiny town in North Carolina called Winston-Salem (more affectionately known as “The Dash”) is where I spend most of my year as a college student at Wake Forest University. Upon first introduction, I am not what would appear to be a stereotypical sorority girl. However, second semester of my freshman year, surprisingly, one called my name, and I became a member of the Rah Rah-ing, girl bonding, chuck wearing sisterhood. My ears instantly perked up when I heard about the tradition. Stemming from the local sororities that used to dominate Wake’s campus, all girls affiliated with Greek life wear Chuck Taylors in their sorority’s colors with writing on the toes. On bid day, I laced up my new navy blue chucks, scribbled on the toes, and trembled with the fear that I wouldn’t find my place amongst the Glamazons I was now forced to call my “sisters.” Since then my Converses have turned a rather unfortunate shade of purply-gray after a much regretted splash in a fraternity pool but that doesn’t make them any less comfortable. They’ve seen their fair share of late night dance parties, early morning study sessions and treks across the mud-filled quad with girls who I’d mistakenly thought were so intimidating. My old faded blue chucks have taken me on a three year journey of higher education outside of the classroom — I’m just hoping they make it to graduation without disintegrating!

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January 18th, 2010

Kicking Off the Competition


Before many of you even had a chance to finish reading the rules of our Converse Contest, we received this submission that combined 3 of Rachel’s favorite things: Converse, Betsey Johnson, and TAYLOR! …


My chucks walked me right into 2010! On New Year’s Eve I posted a twitpic with the caption, “Nothing feels sexier than my chucks.” And it’s true! I never feel more “me” than when I wear these bad boys — whether it’s with a dress, or jeans — or jeans AND a dress (yeah, I break the rules!). Love me some chucks!

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January 14th, 2010

Where Do Your Chucks Take You?


Rachel’s Journey to the Sunshine:

Last week, my chucks took me home to Phoenix, Arizona, the Valley of the Sun. While Nashville was suffering its worst snow storm yet (what was it? 3 inches of snow?), my brother Mikey and I walked the Mexican tiles of our front yard to snap some pictures of cacti and blue skies. We were on a mission to capture the beauty and spirit of those sunny days, and we then sent those photos to Kristin. Now, whether or not we did this to make her jealous or to warm her heart is entirely unclear, but one thing is certain: a journey home in January is so much sweeter when your home is Arizona.

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