If you have followed me on Instagram for a while then it’s time to tell you more about my favorite shoes and where to find them on sale. I have so many reasons why I love Converse sneakers. Perhaps it’s because I am a color addict and love that these sneakers come in every shade of color in the rainbow. From all of the comments that I receive on social media, I thought it was time to do a blog post about where to snag these fun shoes.
My Favorite Converse Styles
My favorite Converse styles vary all the time. I mostly focus on color and comfort. Most people believe that you can only get Converse in the classic canvas style. However, the company has made leaps and bounds when it comes to style. Shoppers can now find Converse in a variety of materials and colors. You can get them in high tops, low tops, platforms, and slip-ons. Click here to see the pair that I hope to own next!
My Favorite Places to Buy Converse
People often slide into my DM’s to ask this question! Where oh where can you get the best price on Converse sneakers? The simple answer is – an outlet mall. Here in Houston we have a Converse outlet store at Houston Premium Outlets. The store always has a sale on national holidays like July 4th, Black Friday, Easter, New Year’s, and Christmas. These are the times that I have found the best markdowns.
I often buy colors out of season too. For example, when it’s summer I buy Christmas colors (like red and green). When it’s Christmas, I buy spring and summer colors (like lilac, pink, yellow, etc.). Buying in the “off season” is a great way to get shoes on sale.
Also, check out the Converse website. Sign up for announcements and alerts. They have special sales all year long and even offer sales on new styles that have popped up.
Goodwill and thrift stores are another great place to look for Converse sneakers. I haven’t done this personally, but a good friend of mine found several pair between $5.00 – $8.00. She said that it’s best to check back often as people donate gently used Converse often.
Looking Down Shots on Instagram
I absolutely love to include my beloved Converse on Insta! My favorite pose to do is the “looking down” one. Other grammars often ask me for tips and tricks to achieve this photo.
My best advice is to include things you love in the shot.
- Hold a bunch of flowers in your hand
- Stand on a colorful floor at your favorite restaurant
- Stand next to your adorable pet
- Hold your favorite beverage in your hand
- Stand next to a beautiful table
The possibilities are endless. Just use what works for the aesthetic and look of your own Instagram feed and have fun!
Converse Storage and Cleaning
Don’t buy them at full price. The Container Store often puts these on sale at different times throughout the year. When the sale hits – stock up ya’ll!
Cleaning a pair of Converse is a challenge sometimes. For this reason I love to buy the leather style of the sneaker. The leather is easy to clean with wet wipes. Another cleaning option is using good old fashioned soap and water. (Converse recommends never putting them in the washing machine). I just use a damp cloth and set them outside my patio to air dry. Be sure to add newspaper or something to place inside the sneaker. This helps them retain their shape.
How many pair of Converse do you own?
This is another question that is always asked on Instagram. My goals is to own every pair of Converse ever made. I only own 10 pair and have a long way to go. (smile) As I said before, rainbow is my favorite color.
I’m still short one pair until I am able to truly make a full rainbow. Stay tuned to the blog for updates on my progress.