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The “Play-Safe” Shoe

by Chris

In this post, PGG contributor Jessie, writes about his favorite shoes which he believes will always be in-style.

Being a sneakerhead since I was a kid, I have managed to collect over 50 pairs of shoes or “Kicks” (as I like to call it) over the past 10 years. Different styles, different colors, different stories behind it. I’m not lying. I can see, even in the corner of my eye around 20 pairs of running shoes sitting comfortably in my drawer as I am typing this. All looking innocent. All looking sharp. These are my babies. My trophies. Each pair has its own story. But like every other person, I secretly have a personal favorite. In my case, there is a pair that stands out among the rest, a style that always saves me from humiliation.

I call them “My Chucks”.

Every guy needs to own at least a pair. Period.

Chuck Taylor’s can be used by anyone, anywhere, and in every possible way. No one’s going to complain. It goes very well with jeans. It looks hot when you’re wearing it with a suit (tried it and it sure worked! – thanks JT!). You can use it when wearing shorts or when you’re just going out for a stroll. It’s the epitome of ‘wear and tear’. It’s the style that saves you a lot of time when dressing up. Its a template. A brand where you can’t go wrong. Its the ultimate ‘play-safe’ shoe. Heck, its not even a brand – its a culture. Remember, whenever you wear chucks, you’re wearing a 91 year old fashion statement on your feet!

Chuck Taylor All-Star is the most successful shoe in the history of mankind. Thanks to a resurgence of old school styles. Chuck Taylor’s All-Star has targeted a whole new breed of shoe enthusiasts and I don’t see them slowing down. They ain’t going nowhere because Chuck’s are here to stay.

Jessie is a full-time employee in Makati as a Technical and Billing Support Supervisor and also works as a Freelance Event Organizer. He has a strong passion in sports and urban lifestyle. In his spare time, he reads books and magazines, surfs the Internet and plays video games.

Chucks Image credit: Wikipedia

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Patricio September 7, 2008 - 8:35 pm

Umm.. Am not a shoe-person, err. I mean I’m not a person who craves for shoes. I prefer tops and jeans.
Hindi ako maarte sa sapatos, as long as me magamit, ok na. I have two imitations actually. Sorry, ahehe.

Anyways, bilib ako ke Jessie.

Keep it up!

Jessie September 7, 2008 - 9:28 pm

Thanks Patricio!

totoo nga na that there are a lot of people who doesn’t really concentrate on shoes/sneakers…but like they say, your shoes must always match your top…hehe..

Patricio September 9, 2008 - 11:38 am

NP Jessie.

I agree. Your shoes must always match your top.

That’s what I always do. And I guess you, too.

The difference between us is that:

You wear signature shoes; On the other hand, me, wearing imitation ones. Ahehe.. Hirap ng buhay eh! haha.

P.S.: Kaw din ba ung Jessie who left a comment on my blog?
Anyways, thanks ha! ‘Raming salamat!

And to Chris:

Wait lang po ha. I’m still constructing the detaills for the interview. Thanks!

Jessie September 9, 2008 - 10:39 pm

hey Patricio!

i do have some imitations rin naman. hahaha.

yeah, that was me.

caryn September 23, 2008 - 8:43 am

hahaha! thanks chris, you made my hubby less guilty about his current shoe collection 😉

Chris September 24, 2008 - 1:43 am

Haha! Bakit marami ba syang shoes?

jaganium2008 September 24, 2008 - 5:36 am

im not a shoe person…
but i like buying one but not chucks kasi mahal….
meron akong emitations white one..but it really looks orig sabi ng officemate ko kasi i changed the shoe lace from white into lavender i looks nice….and unique….

im more into slippers….havainas is nice mahal lng but nice sa feet mo kasi…..hehheheh

Tina September 25, 2008 - 12:32 pm

Saw this site somewhere (can’t remember since I have short attention span, wehehehe) and I lurve the articles. I’m learning so much about men and whatever makes them tick.

Anyhoots, I collect Chucks as well and though these bad boys will forever remain one of my favoritest things in the world, The Converse Jack Purcell line is awesome tew. Nga lang madali kang madudulas kung yun ang suot. La lang. Awesome site, y’all!


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