I owned a pair of Converse shoes for a while. I found them in an outlet store near Seattle in 2008, a period when the dollar was valued very low. It felt like anything in the outlet store was practically ‘for free’. Therefore I couldn’t resist buying the shoes. I almost never wore them. My feet are simply not a match for Converse. Nor for Dr. Martens for that matter, another shoe brand that keeps on attracting young clients for decades. It always surprises me when I see others wearing them comfortably.