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Converse Chuck 70 Pride High Tops are unisex offerings from the Converse brand. The sizes range from 3 to 13 for men and 5 to 15 for women. The shoes run big by about a half size.
Tall socks are required for the shoes, according to a few reviewers. These sneakers can be a little bit stiff around the ankle area and tall socks will help make them comfier.
These shoes feature comfier insoles with better arch support when compared to the flat soles of the Chuck Taylor All Stars. The high-top profile gives ample lateral and medial support.
Converse Chuck 70 Pride High Top sneakers are modern—and very flamboyant—nods to the classic Chucks of yore. They still carry a hint of their basketball past, but the fashion factor is way more intense in these kicks.
The usual go-to outfit for high-top sneakers is a pairing of skinny jeans and a regular tee. However, anything goes with these kicks. Wear them with skirts, joggers, leggings, cropped pants, shorts, and anything else you can think of. You can even match them with suits.
There are two colorways for these shoes: black/egret/multi and silver/egret/gnarly blue.
All the things you love about Converse’s iconic basketball shoes are present in these kicks, only upgraded and made so much more colorful.
Pride is about standing up and standing out and being proud of it. It’s about showing self-confidence, boldness, strength, and an unrepenting consciousness of one’s dignity. And these kicks epitomize all these Pride ideals down to a T.
Chuck 70 shoes first came out in the year 2013. These are basically descendants of the legendary Chuck Taylor All Stars, albeit of the 70s version. CTAS shoes from the 70s contained minute differences in details when compared to the other CTAS editions.
Chuck 70s also contain modern enhancements to Chuck Taylor All Star shoes. For example, the uppers’ canvas fabric is much thicker, the toecaps and midsoles sport a varnished look, and the soles are about 5mm higher. Foam insoles were added to make the interior more cushioned than the flat ones of Chuck Taylor All Stars. Nickel-plated eyelets, heavy cotton laces, and thicker soles were also thrown in.
Converse’s Pride Collection
To celebrate the Pride movement, Converse has been faithful in releasing Pride Packs every year since 2015. This year’s collection, which came out on May 6, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the turning point for the fight for LGBTQ+ rights—the Stonewall Riots. The collection features lots of glittery details and a thunderbolt accent.
The logos and the aglets on Converse Chuck 70 Pride High Tops are finished in a trans/Pride flag style, the words 1969-2019 are printed on the back of the tongues, and the midsoles contain further Pride details.
- The glittering lightning bolts on Converse Chuck 70 Pride High Top sneakers are die-cut and stitched.
- The shoes have a retail price of $100.