I bought these Converse “sneakers” earlier in the year and couldn’t be more pleased with them except…

I always refer to them as “sneakers” in quotes because they are structurally more ballet-flat than athletic-shoe. I’ve had several painful experiences in which I leapt from tall structures (don’t ask why) expecting a soft landing, only to regret immediately not making a more prudent descent.

The rubber sole offers sufficient support for walking but is ill-suited for wall scaling and building hopping.

Zipia Crossover Tuxedo Style Shirt (last worn here) | Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Denim Shorts | Kate Spade New York Abstract Signature Bow Medium Harmony Tote (reviewed here) | Converse All Star Shoreline Sneaker

Most reviews recommend sizing down in Converse sneakers; while I could’ve gone down half a size in length, my average-to-wide feet would probably find the width too narrow in a smaller size.

Aside from being fairly comfortable, these shoes are slip-on (the laces are decorative) and have an elastic pull tab at the heel for ease of wearing.

Converse Chuck Taylor® Shoreline Sneakers

Converse sneakers in “classic” colors (white, navy, red, and black) and styles (High-Top, Low-Top, Shoreline) rarely go on sale at the end of a season but are included in most store-wide events. I bought mine for 20% off during a Famous Footwear sale but you can look for similar discounts at Bloomingdale’s, DSW, and Macy’s.

Have a great weekend, all!