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Batman Chucks

I skate around the city as my primary form of transportation. It wears out my shoes pretty quickly. My last pair of shoes got holes in the soles and I was about to buy some new ones until I remembered that I had a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars that I’ve only worn once sitting in the back of my closet. They aren’t your standard Chuck Taylors. They are Batman Chucks. They are black with yellow Batman symbols all over them. I’ve only worn them once before because they are so loud. They scream at you. They demand attention. 

I didn’t want to waste my money on a new pair of shoes when I had a perfectly good pair already in my possession. So I put them on and I’ve been rocking them for over two weeks now. My girlfriend hates them, but most people love them. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments from random strangers. She hates that even more. My life has changed for the better since I’ve started wearing my Batman Chucks. I’d recommend for everyone to try them at least once but I don’t want you to steal my style.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Chuck Taylor All Stars

The Chuck Taylor All Star is virtually synonymous with sneakers. When someone mentions sneakers, a vision of Chuck Taylors should pop into your head. The shoes were first created by the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in 1917 and was known the All Star. Then a professional basketball player name Charles “Chuck” Taylor became a spokesman for the company and tweaked the design enough that they became known as the Chuck Taylor All Star. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns but they are all distinctly Chuck Taylors. They are an iconic shoe, easily recognized and embraced by cool and casual people everywhere. They are the epitome of comfort. You’ll buy a pair of Chucks and wear them every day until they fall apart. They are the staple footwear of concertgoers and festival attendees everywhere. I just spent the weekend at Outside Lands and saw a pair of Chuck Taylors on every fifth person, myself included. I don’t rock my Chucks every day, but I always feel like I’m apart of an exclusive club when I do.

            Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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PF Flyers

PF Flyers are guaranteed to make you run faster and jump higher. PF Flyers are the ideal shoe for when a giant dog is chasing after you. Just ask Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. If you don’t know about PF Flyers, then you probably don’t know about The Sandlot. Either way, you failed at life. PF Flyers look kind of like Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, but Chuck Taylors are played out. Chuck Taylors are like chickenpox: everyone has them at one point. PF Flyers are like smallpox: they are less common and more badass. One of the biggest contributions that I have made to society is adding the PF Flyers page to Wikipedia. They used to not have one, so I made one. Nothing remains of my original article but I still made the Internet better. That’s worth something. Right?

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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