Mystery Converse shoes???

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by BellyTank, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Hello.

    I recently saw a model of Converse (Allstars?) in Malaysia.
    I would have bought a pair but I couldn't find my choice of colour in the correct size. The colour I wanted had off-white canvas, white rubber, with a red beading between the canvas and sole.
    I've tried to find them on the internet but have had no luck.
    Can't even find an image of them.

    They have vertical ribbing on the toe counter part and a contrast(on some colour-ways)beading. They have a very vintage look to them and an old style converse label on the heel. Similar to they Chuck Taylors we all know and love but nicely different.

    But what are they called???

    Help.


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  2. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Go to converse.com you can custom order your shoes on the site for about 70 bucks.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    John Varvatos makes a line for converse as well. They may have perhaps been his. [huh]
     
  4. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Thanks but nope and nope.


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  5. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Well, My Friend, you may be left with knock-offs! ;)
     
  6. Randal

    Randal Familiar Face

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    Did they look anything like this?

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  7. Mike K.

    Mike K. One Too Many

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    They weren't PF Flyers were they?
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  8. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Well, let me say that the model I saw were in a Converse store, actually, several Converse stores in Kuala Lumpur. They were definitely Converse and definitely not the standard Chuck Taylors and nothing like Jack Purcells.

    Converse.com was my first visit.

    I am very familiar with Chuck Taylors and Purcells. I spent a day in KL malls trying to find a black/black pair of the "vintage" Chucks with the rubber ankle cap in my size. Hard work, when some of the malls are 5 floors or more.

    Lets hear from the sneaker experts.

    The model I want are low-tops, I don't even know if there is a hi-top of this style. The most notable feature of them is the vertically ribbed toe cap rubber and the raised beading. They may even be a fantasy vintage style, I'm not sure.
    The normal Chucks look absolutely cheap beside the mystery model.

    Keep looking.


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  9. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    No, not Flyers, definitely Converse product, with "Converse" branding on the sole, heel, in-sole, etc.
    Maybe I'm asking the wrong people- the model I desire is probably not available in the USA, like many cool vintage re-issues....


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  10. Mike K.

    Mike K. One Too Many

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    You're probably right about them not being available...at least in certain areas. I've been a Converse fan since I was a kid and haven't seen anything fitting your description. Even back in the day, the toe cap was smooth. Don't know if you have checked The Chucks Connection, but they have the latest scoop on any new styles (as well as a great history, photo collection, etc.).

    http://chucksconnection.com/outlook.html

    One thing is for sure, you've definitely got my interest! Can't wait to see these shoes if they can be located. Best of luck!
     
  11. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    No- I was wrong. They were US available, just didn't sell.

    What they are IS... get this... a fantasy Chuck Taylor "Vintage Facelift".

    Chuck Taylor All Star Vintage.

    Just need to put a pic up.

    Time for bed.


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  12. Anachronism

    Anachronism One of the Regulars

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    on the website for chuck taylors (idk google it) you can customize your own shoes. they're a bit more expensive, but you'll get the shoes you want.
     
  13. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    No, not the style I want.


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  14. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I saw a few retro models in tokyo that aren't available here. More toward special designs they made in the 70's and some military styles with bigger bumpers.



    Check out this thread. I'll try to get the images back up.

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  15. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    After spending some more time on the stupid Converse web site,
    I see that they are the 1946 repro.

    Thanks.


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  16. H.Johnson

    H.Johnson One Too Many

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    The 1946 were on sale in the Mid-valley Mega Mall shop when I was there in November. Converse are big in Malaysia.
     
  17. kools

    kools Practically Family

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    Hey Belly...I agree with you on the "stupid" Converse website. Where do you see the 1946 on the site?
     
  18. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Hi Kools.

    I can't "FIND" the shoes I like on the STUPID Converse site-
    I have to do a stupid Google image search(for instance, "1946 Converse") and then link to the STUPID Con site. The search thingy on the Con site doesn't respond to my searches and a list of all shoes does not yield anything interesting either.

    Mr. H. Johnson- I was in many a Mall in KL looking at Converse but a size 10 in the style I wanted could not be found... I snagged the monotone black Chuck Taylors though- I like that the ankle patch is rubber, instead of junk.

    Good prices of course, made by next door neighbours, Indonesia, don't we already know.

    I want them.


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  19. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Was it this style?
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  20. celtic

    celtic A-List Customer

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    it amazes me that people are spending more than $30 for a pair of canvas shoes.
     

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