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Thoughts On Getting A Pair of Made In USA High Top Chucks Fabulous Collection of Vintage Chucks Teenager Puts Shoes on the Feet of Needy Kids

Chucks Fashion and Lifestyles

Chucks Heel Patches To Change Chucks Are Popular Wedding Fashion New Line of Leather Chucks Available
Double Upper High Tops Are The Perfect Pair for the Cold Weather. New Summer 2013 Seasonal Colors Converse Americana Flag Print Chucks
Chucks in Ireland Converse Teams Up With DC Comics Foldover Double Upper High Top Chucks
Core Red High Tops Are Now Product Red Don’t Wear Flip-Flops, Wear Chucks! The First Lady Wears Chucks!
Do you wear a men’s size 10, 10.5 or 11 (12, 12.5 or 13 women’s)? The ChucksConnection is selling off over sixty pairs of high tops used for our photo shoots. Click here for details.

Chucks in the Media

Interview With Young Actress Rylie Behr Coolest Chucks Moments In Film
Cocoa Rhythm Factory Performing the Bard in High Top Chucks Book 6 of the Hunter & Holmes Mystery Series Is Now Available.
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What's New at The ChucksConnection

New Film Page Feature:


Coolest Chucks Moments In Film.


New Film Listings:
All of the film pages have been redone with new graphics, pictures of the DVD covers, and a better design. New stills have been added to the reviews of Breaking Away and Joe the King.

2013 Films: Before Midnight, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days, The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure.

2012 Films: I Heart Shakey, Battlefield America.

2011 Films: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, Super 8, Horrible Bosses.

2010 Films: Death and Cremation, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. The Final, Flipped, Chasing 3000, Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars, Letters to God, My Soul To Take, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Skyrunners.

Other New Listings: Amityville 1992: It's About Time, An American Crime, Blinker en de Blixvaten, Camp Rock, Casper Meets Wnedy, Dishdogz, Ernest Scared Stupid, Humboldt County, Munchie, A Place Called Home, Richie Rich, Twister, Watching the Detectives.

New or Updated Photo Galleries:

New photo galleries with interactive slide shows: People Wearing White Chucks, People Wearing Blue Chucks, People Wearing Red Chucks. Celebrities Wearing Black Chucks. Chucks Worn By PreTeen Boys and Girls in Ads, Gallery 1, Chucks Worn By PreTeen Boys and Girls in Ads, Gallery 2, Ads With Older Teens and Adults Wearing Black Chucks, Ads With Older Teens and Adults Wearing Chucks (Other Colors), People Wearing Black Chucks. Green Day Band Tribute High Top Chucks, Jester Red High Top Chucks, Olive Green High Top Chucks.


The indexing is completed on our photo galleries. Use the new Alphabetical Listing of The ChucksConnection Photo Galleries page as an alternative to the Photo Index. Now we are starting to update most of our photo galleries to interactive slide show galleries. The first to be completed is Jester Red High Top Chucks, The Musicians Who Wear Chucks page has been redone. New photos have been added to the Black High Top Chucks, Black Low Cut Chucks, People Wearing Black Chucks, Blue High Top Chucks, Blue Low Cut Chucks, People Wearing Blue Chucks, Brown High Top Chucks, Red High Top Chucks, Red Low Cut Chucks, and People Wearing Red Chucks photo galleries.

New Articles or Stories:

All our articles and feature pages are being updated, both for Internet code and for content. The Origin of the Word Chucks is a typical example.


Film Review of The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure.

Film Review of Super 8. A new article about Design Your Own Chucks is in the articles section. Three new television shows, Perception, Continuum, and Encyclopedia Brown have been added to the TV Page. Television page article about Glee. Film Review of Skyrunners. Film Review of Alabama Moon, Film Review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Film Review of Balloon Farm. Film Review of My Soul To Take. Film Review of Skin Walkers. Film Review of Monkey Trouble. Film Review of Push. Film Review of Richie Rich. Film Review of Robocop 3. Film Review of Desert Bloom. Film Review of Polar Storm. Film Review of Blind Dating. Film Review of The Rocker. Film Review of Cool Runnings. Film Review of The Final Season. Film Review of Power Kids. Film Reveiw of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Film Review of Chasing 3000,

How to Participate in Chuck Talk. Let us know what you think! We are also happy to try and answer your questions and inquiries about chucks, and listen to what you are thinking about. If you have some opinions, information, pictures, suggestions, or an article to submit, just click on the link, How to Participate in Chuck Talk to access our email address. If you are knowledgable about chucks and are interested in writing for Chuck Talk on a regular basis, contact us at mail@chucksconnection.com.


Converse Announces A Change in Heel Patches on Chuck Taylor Shoes.


Converse recently announced that it will be changing the heel patches on pairs of chucks. They are planning to add the word "Converse" to the heel patches on high top and low cut oxford models, and additionally on low cut models, the cloth patch sewn on the top of the tongue will all include the name Converse.


This isn't the first time the heel patches have been changed. A number of seasonal models have had alternate patches over the past decade, and throughout the history of the Chuck Taylor basketball shoe, the patches have a number of different looks. Check out our article on the Evolution of the Chuck Taylor and select the heel patch gallery to see previous variations.


The current heel patch on Converse All Star Chuck Taylor sneakers.


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Double Upper High Tops Are The Perfect Pair for the Cold Weather.


During the winter months, the weather is going to be cold, even in the southern and western states. If you like to wear chucks everyday, despite the cold, consider this alternative: wearing a pair of double upper chucks. These sneakers have two sets of uppers, which means you get four layers total on each side, and double tongues, again with four layers. The tongues are partially sewn together. So this provides you with a lot more warmnth and protection against the cold. Plus you are wearing chucks not heavy boots or shoes.


The best way to get double uppers is to order a custom pair from Converse. The cost is $75 plus tax and shipping. In the past couple of seasons they have not come out with very many seasonal models, and those didn't come in a wide variety of sizes. But with the custom order program, you can design and create a pair to you exact specifications and with the colors and patterns you want. The shoe you see in the picture is an example of a custom order. The shoes have black outer uppers, grey print inside uppers, and print lining inside. They come with super long laces, way more than you would normally want. At the ChucksConnection, we recommend that you get a 54 inch lace for the inner set of eyelets and a 45 inch lace for the outer. You only need to lace the outer up have way, and it doesn't even require a knot. Just stick the excess in between the two uppers. You can display two different colors this way, and the laces don't get in your way. You can also thread the main laces through the top eyelet of the outer uppers which ties everything together quite neatly. The other nice thing about the double upper sneakers is that you have dozens of lacing options. We like this 45 inch/54 inch lace combination because it is real easy to get into and out of the shoes. Just unlace the top eyelets and pull the tongues to the middle, right where there is a shoelace slot (another nice feature).

For more information on the create your own pair of chucks program, see our article on it.


A right black and print double upper high top Chuck Taylor sneaker, with 45 inch grey, and 54 inch white shoelaces.


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Chucks Are Popular Wedding Fashion.


Nick Stoeckel has sent in some good links with pictures of weddings where the wedding party were wearing chucks.  

 Here are his links:

 http://images.google.com/search?q=bridal+party+in+converse+sneakers&ndsp=18&um=1&hl=en&start=0&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=568&sei=iXjzUL61KdD2rAGoloHoAg&tbm=isch

 http://blog.weddingpaperdivas.com/converse-bride-wedding/

 http://geekweddingguide.com/2011/converse-all-stars-might-be-the-perfect-wedding-shoe/

 http://roxanascakes.blogspot.com/2011/08/converse-themed-bridal-shower-cake.html

Nick suggests that we set up a photo gallery just about people wearing chucks at their weddings. That is a great idea, if we get the photos to post. Wearing chucks at weddings and other formal occasions is something that started in the nineties and has become increasingly popular over the years. We first doumented this in a story sent in by Cheryl Abbott. You can see it here: http://chucksconnection.com/wedding.html

There are also a few individual pictures in our People Wearing Chucks galleries, blackphotogallery/index.html, redphotogallery/index.html, and whitephotogallery.html/index.html.

If you would like to see a weddings in chucks feature started, send photos to chucksphotos@chucksconnection.com.


Why not get married in a nice new pair of chucks?


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Thoughts On Getting A Pair of Made In USA High Top Chucks.


Jon Gies writes:

“I got a pair of American made Converse Chuck Taylor black high tops in the mail today, what a difference! These shoes are actually made right compared to the Asian ones, have arch support, twice the durable canvas, and the rubber is much more heavy duty as well. I was a late arrival to chucks fashion, and they were already gone from the USA by the time I started wearing them. My current black high tops that are made in China are going on their third year right now. I hope I can get another year out of them. The American made ones will be indoor and patio use only, I want to make these babies last my whole life I hope!


Great site you guys are running, Chucks are not just a shoe, they are an American icon and are likely plastered throughout several major events in history. I do hope they stay popular, if I ever have kids I will get them into the chucks craze early unlike my parents did, haha. I was almost 14 when I started wearing chucks sadly, but I still have my first pair and all the others I have worn since then, just can’t throw the darn things away, lol.”


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Some photos of Jon's "new" pair of Made In USA black high top chucks.


Jon’s experience with American made chucks is typical of chucks enthusiasts who were brought up wearing Made in USA pairs. It's too bad that the older standards aren't used in their manufacture any more, things like the rubber, canvas, and insole. Although the new chucks look good and appear identical, as Jon found out, they are not exactly the same. If Converse actually followed the old standards on even just the core models, they would sell even better and for a higher price. The Japanese Converse company did that a few years ago, making the optical white high top the old way. Too bad we haven't seen anything like that since.


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Coolest Chucks Moments In Film


There is a new feature on our films page called the Coolest Chucks Moments In Film. Every week or so we will describe a different scene or scenes from one of the over 600 films where someone is wearing chucks along with a collage of some of those moments. Our first film posted is The Cure, with Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazello.


collage of shots from the cure

A black high top chuck is used to comfort a kid who is dying...how cool is that?


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Chucks in Ireland

On a recent visit to Ireland, this writer was quite pleased at how popular chucks were throughout the country, and how poeple in all walks of life were wearing them. Part of the reason is the youthful nature of the population, with over 60% under age thirty. You would think that green would be the most popular seasonal color, so I was surprised to see so many people wearing red high tops, and the lastest foldovers and prints. Chucks, like most things in Europe, are quite pricey, with the typical store price between 50 to 60 Euros, or 70 to 84 US dollars. Wherever there were gatherings of young people it was nice to see them sporting their chucks. Ireland is an interesting place to visit. When you go, don't forget to wear your chucks.


Young people wearing chucks at the Lusitania memorial stature in Cobh, Ireland Girls wearing black and turquoise foldeover and gray high tops at a fair

Left: Young people wearing chucks at the Lusitania memorial stature in Cobh, Ireland. Right: Girls wearing black and turquoise foldeover and gray high tops at a fair.


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New Leather Collection of Chucks Released


Just in time for the colder fall weather, Converse has released new leather high top and low cut chucks in some new colors. Beside the classic black and white model, you can now purchase leather high tops in charcoal, chocolate brown, red, royal blue, and white. Low cut oxford models come in white and charcoal in addition to black and white. Click on the link to our high top or low cut oxford pages to order a pair.

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Red and royal blue leather high top chucks.


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New Summer 2012 Seasonal Colors


Cherry Tomato Red and Parasailing Green are two of the standout new summer colors available in high top or low cut oxford models. Cherry tomato comes out looking more orange than red, but orange colored chucks are hard to get a hold of these days You can see a complete photogallery of a pair of high top chucks in each color. Just click on the Cherry Tomato Red High Top Chucks or the Parasailing Green High Top Chucks links to see the galleries.


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Cherry Tomato Red right high top and Parasailing Green right high top.


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Converse Americana Flag Print Chucks


Around the fourth of July, Converse released a new line of flag pattern print or flag material chucks. Two of them are shown here. You can see how flag pattern chucks have developed over the past years by viewing our ChucksConnection photo gallery of Flag Print Chucks.


Converse Chuck Taylor red and white striped Americana high top navy blue flag bunting material Americana high top

Converse Chuck Taylor red and white striped Americana high top, navy blue flag bunting material Americana high top.


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Foldover Double Upper High Top Chucks


For the summer of 2012, Converse has released a new design that gives the double upper-double tongue design more foldover capabilities. Foldover Double Upper High Tops come in red/white and dress blue/gray color combinations. The double upper design is somewhat different from other double upper models in several ways. The inside Chuck Taylor ankle patch is printed in white onto the canvas instead of an actual patch sewn on. The ankle patch only appears on the outside upper. The All Star patch, which you normally see on low cut chucks is sewn onto the inner tongue, so that the upper tongue has to be folded over for the All Star patch to display. The uppers are glued together through the fifth pair of eyelets. There is only one pair of shoelaces for the shoes. As with all double uppers the wearer has a number of lacing options.


Top view of a left red/white foldover double upper high top chuck

Top view of a left red/white foldover double upper high top chuck.


You can view a complete photo gallery of these shoes in both the red/white and blue/gray versions.


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Fabulous Collection of Vintage Chucks


Mark Recob has quite a personal collection of chucks, including many vintage pairs and also other models. He has agreed to share pictures of his collection with Chuck Talk visitors. Just click on this link to see the photo gallery.


 

adidas imitation of a Chuck Taylor high top

Mark's collection includes this early adidas imitation of a Chuck Taylor high top.


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Interview With Young Actress Rylie Behr


A new family film, I Heart Shakey, is being released for video on demand and in theaters. Rylie Behr plays ten year old Chandler O'Neill, who must deal with her widower father J.T. and his career plans. They move from a small town to Chicago with their lovable family mutt Shakey. After missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to find Shakey a new home. Chandler hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together. Throughout the film Chandler is seen wearing red and gray low cut chucks.


 Still of Rylie Behr, Shakey, and Steve Lemme from I Heart Shakey Still of Rylie Behr, Shakey, and Steve Lemme from I Heart Shakey

Stills of Rylie Behr, Shakey, and Steve Lemme from I Heart Shakey.

Recently Rylie had a brief conversation with The ChucksConnection.

CC: Do you like to wear chucks in your normal life?

RB: I usually wear my chucks to school everyday, and if I have to wear something else I carry them in my backpack to change into later. I like the low tops that are more traditional the best. I currently have purple, green, red, gray, a pair with neon turtles on them, and a dark/light purple pair with multiple eyelets.

J.T. and Chandler in their back yard  Chandler and Shakey on thr balcony of a high rise building

J.T. and Chandler in their back yard. Chandler and Shakey on thr balcony of a high rise building.


CC: Did you choose to wear the red low cut chucks shown in the film or were they part of a costume design?

RB: The costume was a joint effort since the director, Kevin Cooper, and the wardrobe department actually saw me in my gray chucks during pre-production meetings and thought they would also be a good look on my character, Chandler.

CC: Is there any special reason for wearing red low cut chucks in the film?

RB: They made the decision to have the red pair worn as a symbol of home like Dorothy’s red slippers on The Wizard of Oz. I was so happy because they are comfortable and are something that I normally wear. I also used gray chucks in several scenes of the movie.  I still wear both pairs and also use them professionally for I Heart Shakey promotional events.

CC: What do you like best about chucks?

RB: They are comfortable, go with everything, and I can find almost any design to match my mood or outfit. I actually ask for them instead of other types of tennis shoes when we are shopping for shoes, and refused to wear any other brand of tennis shoes for PE! 


Shakey is jumping over Chandler and JT

Shakey is jumping over Chandler and JT.


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The Chuck Taylor Reform


The Chuck Taylor reform is a new seasonal model that is designed for summer wear or wear in warm climates. There are a few changes in the traditional look of the black Chuck Taylor basketball shoe. This is the first black high top released in the United States to have a red racing stripe between the upper and the foxing, instead of the traditional black stripe. The lower stripe has been eliminated and replaced with a red embossed Chuck Taylor signature on the outside white foxing. The words All Star on the heel patch are also embossed.


 Black/Red/White Chuck Taylor Reform high top Black/Red/White Chuck Taylor Reform high top

Two views of the Black/Red/White Chuck Taylor Reform high top.


The upper is made of nylon material, so the shoe ends up being even lighter than the traditional canvas high top. Another difference is the added stitching across the inside edge of the toe cap. These shoes are manufactured in Vietnam so the toe caps are more rounded, unlike the made in China models which cut off the toe caps in a straight line. The soles are different, made ultra light, with two of the panel parts dyed red. The eyelets on this model have been painted white, instead of the traditional silver or metal grey color.


The Reform has two red panels in the sole  Close up of the Chuck Taylor signature.

The Reform has two red panels in the sole. Close up of the Chuck Taylor signature.


The Chuck Taylor Reform also comes in a low cut model.

 

Outside view of a right black/red Chuck Taylor Reform low cut shoe

Outside view of a right black/red Chuck Taylor Reform low cut shoe.


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Converse Teams Up With DC Comics.


Check out these new comic print high tops featuring Superman and Batman. All the shoes feature canvas uppers with screenprint graphics. The Superman high top is a red and white print on the inside panel of each shoe and a red, blue, and black print on the outside. The interior is blue. On the outside, the canvas print shows a picture of Superman. The inside patch side has a 3D Superman logo in red. On the tongue of the shoe is the word Superman. The basic shoe is a white canvas high top with white shoelaces. The ankle patch is black and red. The interior is royal blue.


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From Krypton to Converse. Clark Kent’s alter ego boldly goes on the All Star sneaker in this Converse and DC Comics collaboration.


There are two Batman high top prints on black canvas. On the black and blue model, the canvas uppers feature a multipaneled blue print of Batman images. The inside patch is black and white. The tongue of each shoe has a Batman logo. The interior is black with yellow print. This model comes with white shoelaces.

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Caped Crusader. DC Comics and Converse join forces to fight the powers of evil with the new Batman Chuck Taylor sneakers.


The black and yellow Batman shoe comes with black shoelaces and a black and yellow ankle patch. The outside panel print is a black and grey full image of Batman with a yellow cape. The inside print is a circular Batman logo. The tongue has a second Batman logo on a yellow background. The interior of the shoe is yellow with black print on the inside of the tongue.


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The caped crusader pounds the pavement. The caped vigilante is out to stop evil in this Converse and DC Comics collaboration.


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Gorillaz Chucks Now Available


Converse® has begun a collaboration with the Gorillaz. It includes four shoes and one song. The song will be a collaboration with the Gorillaz and two other artists who have yet to be named. The Gorillaz Converse Chuck Taylors are now available through our affiliate shoe store. Click on this link to order the high top models or click on this link to order the low cut model.


 

Gorillaz beluga high top chucks Gorillaz Camouflage high top chucks

Gorillaz beluga and Camouflage high top chucks.

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Gorillaz Sketch low cut and high top chucks.


Gorillaz is an English musical and visual project created in 1997 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The project consists of Gorillaz's music itself and an extensive fictional universe depicting a "virtual band" of cartoon characters. This band has four animated members: 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard, and melodica), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar and drum machine), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and occasional vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). Their fictional universe is explored through the band's website and music videos, as well as a number of other media, such as short cartoons.


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Chuck Taylor Boots


In the past year, the Converse Company has began to release a series of boots designed for the outdoors. Different models and styles include duck boots and a line called "Thinsulate" which is a light insulated leather upper. With these new releases, the company continues its trend to adapt the Chuck Taylor desing and logo to activities beyond basketball, other sports, and leisure wear.

 

Chuck Taylor duck boot black Thinsulate boot

Chuck Taylor duck boot, left, and black Thinsulate boots.


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Teenager Puts Shoes on the Feet of Needy Kids


Shawn Esmaili, a junior at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California, was able to get hundreds of pairs of shoes that he donated to poor children in Tanzania and in Haiti. His plan was simple: write to different shoe companies and ask for their assistance. One of the shoe companies was Converse, and this picture shows young Haitian children wearing new pairs of black high top chucks.


Haitian kids wearing Chuck Taylor high tops

Passing on the pleasure of wearing Chuck Taylor high tops to a new generation of Haitian kids.
If you want to donate some shoes to young kids, youth sized pairs of chucks are readily available through this website.


Esmaili worked with the K2 Adventures Foundation to get approximately 600 pairs delivered to an orphanage in Tanzania that cares for children struggling with bindness. Without shoes, children suffer from foot fungus which causes their feet and stomachs to swell. Last summer he went to Haiti with Global Family Philanthropy to deliver new shoes for kids still struggling to survive in the years after the devastating earthquakes. Esmaili has his own organization — Youth Against Poverty, which works to connect more teens with groups that work to help poor and impoverished children around the world. He is working to get official nonprofit status. His website is www.youthagainstpoverty.com.


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Core Red High Top Chucks Become Product Red


Converse has announced that its core red chucks will now be sold as part of their Product Red program. The classic red high top now is sold in a beige and red cardboard box, wrapped in tissue paper that contains the slogan "There is no such thing as small change." The shoes come with a Product Red tag tied to the top eyelet on the left shoe. There is no change to the shoes themselves excpet with the eighth or top pair of lacing eyelets on each shoe. Instead of a plain (or red colored eyelet you see on other Product Red shoes), there is a silver eyelet with the word "red" embossed on it. The insoles also have the Product Red logo imprinted in red and black. So the next time you buy a pair of classic core red chucks, you will be supporting the Product Red program.


Inside patch view of a left classic red core high top Chuck Taylor shoe

Inside patch view of a left classic red core high top Chuck Taylor shoe.


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Cocoa Rhythm Factory


There is a YouTube video of a percussion group called the Cocoa Rhythm Factory. The group has four players and each player wears a different color of high top chucks that mattches their shirt and baseball caps. Their set up is quite portable so that they can bring their act just about anywhere. You can see a complete video of one their performances at Hershey Park on YouTube.com. A few sample captures are below.


Cocoa Rhythm Factory getting set up several players in performanceguy in red high tops playing the glockenspiel

Left to right: Cocoa Rhythm Factory getting set up, several players in performance, guy in red high tops playing the glockenspiel.


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The First Lady Wears Chucks!


We have seen people wearing chucks just about everywhere, so it was a pleasant surprise to see our First Lady, Michele Obama, sporting a pair of black low cuts in a recent photo of a White House event. As we continually say on this website, chucks are for all ages and all people. More than ever, chucks are a popular fashion these days. Now if we only could get Barack Obama to wear a pair...


Michele Obama cavorting on the White House lawn

Michele Obama cavorting on the White House lawn with the youth of America.


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Performing the Bard in High Top Chucks


Over the years, we have seen an opera, numerous musicals, and plays where characters wear chucks as part of their costuming. But would you ever expect to see Shakespearean actors wearing high tops chucks during a performance?


That's exactly what the Reduced Shakespeare Company does. The three man group from the UK puts on a comedy review where they claim to present all of Shakespeare's works (abridged) in a single evening performance. During their performance they wear Elizabethan costumes but their footwear is black, pine green, and maroon high top chucks. Their performance is a great spoof on the works of Shakespeare involving audience participation, and funny bits like presenting Othello as a rap song and Titus Andronicus as a cooking show.

Their chucks are actually a very good choice of footwear for their performance which includes a lot of running around and pratfalls. Acorn Media has put their show out on a DVD which you can purchase from their website at www.acornmedia.com.


Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor actors of the Reduced Shakespeare Company

Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor are the actors of the Reduced Shakespeare Company.


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Don’t Wear Flip-Flops, Wear Chucks!


A recent article in USA Weekend magazine discussed the foot problems of people who wear flip-flops a lot. The cheap sandals apparently cause long term damage to your feet, especially if you wear them for extended periods of time. Some of the problems incurred included sore feet, ankles, and legs. They can also cause calluses and cuts and sores in between your toes. The other issue is that your feet are not protected at all when you are out walking or going out places with flip-flops on.


 The article went on to state that “podiatrists have taken a stand against the ubiquitous sandals: Flip-flopping is out.” Long term wear of flip-flops can be very damaging to young people’s feet and it advises parents to have their children wear athletic shoes instead of flip-flops for most of the day. They even show a picture of a young girl lacing up a pair of pink high top chucks.


 mom helping girl lace up pink high top chucks

Protect your feet. Lace up a pair of high top chucks!


At The ChucksConnection , we strongly endorse what they are saying. The best shoes for summer leisure activities, games and just kicking back are a pair of chucks. They are lightweight, the canvas breathes, and once broken in you hardly even realize that you are wearing them. So get into a new tradition and protect your feet at the same time. When spring and summer rolls in, get yourself a new pair of chucks. Then kick back and enjoy the freedom and leisure fun that summer and wearing a pair of chucks represents.


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Book 6 of the Hunter & Holmes Mystery Series is Now Available.


Jason and Daniel playing video games

Why sit around playing video games when you can check out the latest Hunter & Holmes mystery?


The sixth novel in the Hunter & Holmes mystery series, Days of Destiny is now available as an online book. The novels are avilable in pdf editions, and for e-readers like the Barne & Noble Nook and the Amazon.com Kindle. You can also order copies for your Apple devices like the iPhone, iPod and the iPad. The mysteries are designed for readers who are 13 years and older.

The Hunter and Holmes Mysteries are about two teenaged boys, Jason Hunter and Daniel Holmes, living in the Silicon Valley in northern California who keep geting involved in solving crimes or unusual events that affect their lives. One fun feature of the series is that these kids are dedicated wearers of chucks. Jason always has on his red high top chucks and would be rocker Daniel always wears black high tops. These two kids and some of their friends are part of tthe local "chucks club" environment, and there are some great comments about chucks that pop up in the dialogue.


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"The game is afoot!"


The mystery series is written by Aiden Vaughan with illustrations by Ricardo Carmona. How do two carefree teenagers who like spending their summers days playing sports, riding their bikes, hanging out with their friends, or playing video games end up becoming detectives? As you will find out in the explosive first novel The Kidnapping, the answer is by becoming a crime victim. As the series unfolds, Jason and Daniel become more and more committed to fighting against predators and other criminals who would harm teenagers. If you like mysteries with hobby detectives, you will really like this modern take on the genre!

The Hunter and Holmes Mysteries by AIden Vaughan are a ChuckConnection.com Exclusive!


There are now six mysteries available with a seventh on the way. Check them out at the above links or the Hunter & Holmes website.


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