Last month I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a photo of Connie @brownkittycat wearing black high-top Converse Chuck Taylors. Her caption said they were her favorite sneakers in high school, and I realized that I’ve never owned a pair of these classic kicks. They looked cute on Connie (everything does!) and I commented on her pic that maybe someday I’ll get my first pair of Chuck Taylors. In white.

A couple of weeks later, my friend Luke @42._o reached out to me and told me about a cool thing he’s been doing. Luke gets new pairs of Chuck Taylors and adds small accents to them to make the shoes unique and something special–aka Charles Taylors. Even better, he and his wife Amy donate the signature creations to high school students who could really use them. They were kind enough to send me my own pair. In white.

Growing up I wore a lot of junk shoes because that’s all we could afford. And yes, I got teased and felt self-conscious. And I guess that’s why now I am a lover of shoes. Especially when they are cool, rare, limited edition, expensive (bloody shoes), or one-of-a-kind. That’s why I’m stoked on these and I hope @42._o can continue to make kids feel good and confident in them.

If you’d like to help put a fresh pair on a deserving student, click here to make a Paypal donation directly to @42._o. A small amount goes a long way! Thank you!

The small customizations and statement details make these classics stand out. The tongues were lined with thin padding for structure and cool paisley fabric for color, and accented with the All-Star logo tab.

white chuck taylor

Of all the mods, the lined paisley tongues are my favorite.

Also got red ankle straps and partytime glow-in-the-dark laces.

modified chuck taylors

Also loving the red straps repping the number 42.

Classic but never plain!

I’m really stoked on Luke and Amy for putting this program into action. Not only is it fun to see how the shoes turn out, it feels great knowing that a kid will be getting some clean kicks.

Thanks for reading! And big thanks to @42._o for the shoes.

Top :: Forever 21
Jeans :: Frame
Bag :: c/o Defuria Beverly Hills
Shoes :: Converse c/o @42._o

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Category: FASHION

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5 years ago

Great post babe ! ❤️ They look great on me and you inspire me to try a pair too???

5 years ago
Reply to  Kim

I meant great on you **** hahahaha❤️❤️❤️❤️

5 years ago

This is such a great post to help fund kids with new kicks ❤️ And I love the white Converse on you ? but I think one is enough for me now lol

Ankita Bardhan
5 years ago

That’s a great initiative to help students! I am glad to learn Luke and Amy are doing such an amazing job! The converse high tops look just so stunning! I never really owned a pair of Chuck Taylor so I can understand your sentiment here completely!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
Ankita | Real Girl Talks

heather noire
5 years ago

You look fabulous! I just love those shoes. The comfort and chic aspect is endless 🙂

toya\'s tales
5 years ago

I grew up like you so I couldn’t afford these shoes until I got my first job and started making my own money. I like the cool customization.

5 years ago

Loving your Chuck Taylors babe! The all white is so crisp. Chuck Taylors are a staple in the community I grew up in. It’s awesome that they are doing this for the kids and that you get to be apart of helping them make a difference. Kudos to you!