Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ze Chucks

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك
 I have an unhealthy love for the Converse ALL STARS aka Chuck Taylor, always been a fan even if I only own two pairs, one that I purchased in 2001 (subhanaAllah 10 years ago!) and the other this past April 2011.  If I could afford to buy more I would but alas its not to be.  Alhamdulillah.
I am an even BIGGER fan of second hand stuff because I like reusing, repurposing and recycling A LOT and I like my things to have history.   My toddler has a bunch of converses all purchased second hand (pics below I purchased these about 2 yrs ago)

my favorite angle. LOVE the fading!

My recent second hand purchases for my 8 month old baby girl and for my toddler...some haven't arrived yet!

 ^^I just got the black and white chucks and they are *ALMOST* new^^

I usually pick colors that can be worn by both my daughter and son because buying shoes can get expensive and wasteful. The most I spent on a used pair in excellent condition was $15 and that included the shipping and they weren't even worn! The cheapest was $5 WITH shipping. That's the life of toddler shoes, they quickly outgrow them. 

I violated this rule with the pink ones but I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF! But I plan on becoming a foster parent so I figured I would end up using these again anyway so all is well. :)

Chucks how I love thee...

btw. the white and green are pretty scruffy but a good wash will fix that plus they were affordable.

The new additions :)


Nur Amirah said...

I love them too! We have this yearly converse warehouse sale and the shoes can be going for 10 per pair.

.::Tuttie::. said...

NUR! Where is this mythical warehouse sale located? I NEEDS TO KNOW!!

AlabasterMuslim said...

I love converse *sigh*
I wore my last pair since I was 16 until my FIL just recently bought me some new ones. He got the lighter pink since he thought my old ones were just so dark from dirt, lol.
I can't wait to buy baby converse!!