Almost everyone I know has their own ‘Converse story’. My story started when I was about 13 and my mom bought me my very first pair of Chucks, they were green and I promised to clean them every day and love them like they were a newborn baby. I remember the INSANE outfits I used to wear with them, I’m talking plastic Hello Kitty jewelry, Avril Lavigne inspire ties…socks and gloves and a whole lot of white pleather.

My converse lasted me through my ‘I don’t know what you call it stage’, through my entire university career and right up until my second Oppikoppi where they were lost to a dust storm and a Phfat set. As time went by I remember the shoes getting more and more worn but I wore them like a badge, the more messed up your Converse were the more you had been through man!

Over the past month I was lucky enough to work with Converse in creating a series of fun  GIFs for Instagram. I can’t tell you how much fun I had creating them, tucked away in my study for hours trying to find the perfect combination of movements to create a fun story to share with you guys!

The sneakers featured in the series are the Pro Leather ’76 Triple Black and White sneakers. I really love these sneakers because they’re like the fancy cousin to the Chuck, they are made from beautiful matte leather and they have the comfiest inners in them! If you want to get your paws on a pair they’re available at the Converse stores in Mall of Africa and Sandton.

Thanks for letting me do fun things with you Converse!

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