Among people old enough to choose their own shoes (a.k.a. most people), Converse’s Chuck Taylors have been a perennial favorite for decades. In fact, the style is one of very few that are super-popular among both adults and the ever-fickle teen set: When we polled 100 teens about their favorite shoes last year, Chuck Taylors took the top spot. “Converse are classic and comfortable, like blue jeans,” declared one adolescent stan. The one downside to this universal appeal is that those standard high-top or low-top Chuck Taylors you own are also owned by dozens of others. Less ubiquitous — but still just as cool — is this low-top platform pair with a chunky double-stacked sole. Teenager Natalie Grace, who lives in her platform Converse, says they’re “casual yet classy and look great with everything: pants, shorts, dresses.” Already affordable, the sneakers are now on sale for $39 — a pretty great price for a new pair or even one to add to your collection. Shown in a neutral light gray, they’re also available in a bolder purple for the same low price.
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