For the past six years, I’ve wholly devoted my feet to low-cut Chuck Taylors. Not only are they casual without being too sporty, but they’re one of the few brands of sneakers that don’t look awkward (that is, chunky) on my narrow size 8 feet and bony ankles. At one point, I had six pairs of Chucks that I wore regularly, but now I’m down to wearing only two (one army green, of course, and another dark blue) as spending time in a professional environment has rendered my rainbow-colored pairs un-wearable.
Somewhere, way in the back of my shoe closet, I have a red plaid pair, a checkered pink pair, a sunny yellow pair, and a Chinese embroidery-patterend pair. I mean, it goes without question that I shouldn’t wear checkered pink Chucks in an office full of working adults, but I’ve grown so accustomed to dressing more professionally that I feel childish wearing my crazy Chucks at all. Plus, my closet’s become considerably darker, slicker, and more urban since moving to New York City, so my old shoes just don’t match my outfits anymore.
Still, I can’t help but eye the rack of striped, swirled, and even sequined Chucks every time I walk into a Converse store (which is…often.)
Do you have any items of clothing that you love, but for whatever reason, can’t wear anymore?