Did you know the first Converses were released during World War I dating them back more than a hundred years? They were originally basketball shoes and as the brand has grown and evolved the classic shoe has made its way into the closets of millions of people not just athletes.
You can buy these shoes at the converse store or you can make your own. There are many ways to make this classic shoe unique to you. There are also many ways to style them.
If you’re to learn how to customize your shoes and make a fashion statement you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about custom converse.
Chuck Taylors vs Jack Purcells
The first step when you’re customizing your shoes is to pick which type of shoe you want. Converse offers a few different ones so you’ll need to know which one works for you.
Jack Purcell created one of the most iconic shoe designs in 1935. They are, to this day, still named after him. They are low cut and are known to be very comfortable.
Chuck Taylor’s design was created before the Jack Purcells. The Chuck Taylor All-Star shoe is typically a high top, however, you can find them in a low cut.
One of the main differences between the two styles is the design on the toe. The Jack Purcells have a smile-like curve while the Chuck Taylors are straight across.
The Jack Purcells are perfect for customizing as they typically are only found in the stores in the colors black and white. If you like high tops you can design them to be extra high.
Pick Your Colors
The beauty of designing a custom converse is you get to pick which color or colors you want. You can pick solids or patterns or a combination of both. You’ll choose a color for the left and right sides of the shoe and one for the heel strip.
You’ll also get to pick the color or pattern you want on the tongue. Next, you’ll decide what color the strings should be.
You then will have the option to pick the color of the stitching, the toe cap, and the rubber strips. When you’re done you have a completely original shoe, check it out!
You have a few options if you have a pair of converse but want to change them up. You don’t have to go out and buy a new pair, you can customize them at home. Before you start making your custom shoes don’t forget to wash them, it might be hard to do it afterward.
Think of your shoe as your doodle notebook. Take some paint pens and start drawing, you don’t have to be an artist to draw a unique design.
If you don’t want to free-draw on your shoes, consider getting some stencils. Tape it onto the shoe and use permanent markers or paint to fill it in. You can add as many as you like and each shoe can have a different design or theme.
You can also glue rhinestones to your shoes. You can make a design with them, bedazzled only the toe, or do the whole thing.
Another idea is to spray bleach on them. You’ll get a distinctive look that no one can duplicate. This option won’t work if you white converses but any other color will be fine.
Similar to bleach you can spray or splatter different color paint on them. You could also tie dye them. If you can sew you can always stitch an image, your name, or a quote onto the shoe.
Many of these ideas are permanent. If you aren’t ready to commit to an irreversible change that’s okay. You can get new laces and string them through in different ways.
Dress Them Up
Now that you have your custom converse it’s time to learn how to style them. When you think of converse you probably think of a causal outfit that you would wear to run errands. However, there are ways to style them in a less casual manner.
Consider pairing your tailored suit with a pair of low-cut converse to make your outfit look less formal. If you’re looking for a more professional look take into consideration what jewelry and hairstyle you choose. Keep in mind the shirt you choose to wear underneath your suit jacket can make a big difference whether you trying to look casual or formal.
A pair of white custom converse will pair well with a green or navy suit. A lighter suit, a beige or light grey, will match great with your darker converse.
If you want to wear high tops pair them with long pants. Cuffed or shorter pants look better with low-cut converse.
You may have a shorter pair of pants or chinos in the back of your closet that you haven’t worn in a while. Take your pair of low-cut white Converses and pair them with a darker jacket over top. If you have a long or mid-length skirt try layering it with an oversized sweater and your Converse shoes.
Converses are great for casual looks too. Whether you’re looking to create an edgy outfit or a subtle one, there’s a pair of converses to make your vision happen.
Your red Converse is great if you’re wanting to make a statement. You can pair them with any color of jeans and a neutral t-shirt.
Styling shorts can be challenging, but we’re going to make it simple. Take your favorite pair of knee-length denim shorts and pair them with either high tops or low cut converse.
You can wear a tank top if it’s summer or a long sleeve t-shirt on cooler days. Adding a hat will also add to the outfit.
Monochrome outfits are a great way to make a subtle statement. Choose a pair of pants and a top that is the same color as your converse sneakers. You can choose to go bold and bright or more reserved with neutrals and earth tones.
You may not have thought to wear your converse with a dress. However, they are a great option if you want to add to the vibe of your sundress. If you have a light-colored knit dress that you want to make more casual wear your black high tops.
If you’re going for an edgy look, get a pair of straight-legged black jeans and a leather jacket. You can then whichever color converse you want.
There are many reasons why people choose to wear Converse. They can fit anyone’s style from Beyonce to the First Lady to your boss. A big reason why people invest in these shoes is because they are durable.
Converse shoes have soles that are made from rubber. This keeps them from falling apart and they resist wear and tear.
If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that your child won’t ruin on the playground then converse is your best bet. The shoes are surprisingly light. They are also comfortable.
That brings us to our next point. They are also gender and age neutral. Anyone can wear these shoes.
As you can see they are easy to style which makes them great for vacations. If you have minimal space in your luggage you can take your converse and use them for different outfits.
You can wear them on a walking tour around a new city, to an amusement park, or to dinner. They are versatile and will quickly become a staple in your closet.
Another great aspect about converse that people may forget is they are affordable compared to other name brands. Jordon’s tends to be close to $150 to $200.
You can expect to pay between $30 and $60. The price might change based on what size you need and if you’re adding extra customizations you may pay a bit more.
People all over use their shoes to express themselves and Converse has made it easy. There are simply no other shoes like them. If you don’t have a pair you’re missing out.
It’s time to add these iconic shoes to your wardrobe. You can easily get your custom converse to fit your style. You may even want to change it up and try different looks.
We hope you enjoyed this article and feel confident styling your shoes. Keep browsing our page for more lifestyle and fashion tips.