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After a few days of exhaustive and ultimately futile attempts at replacing my black converse sneakers (which are nearly holding together) I decided to ask the folks here for some advice of where to get some shoes. Of course shoes are a personal matter. the important thing for me: 1. price 2. not too trendy but not granny like 3. erm, this is a stupid list. 4. can't go wrong with classic all black converse. 5. TIME: I hate shopping so alot of good styles in a big shoe store would be ideal instead of roaming around a bazar or mall or bankrot. The one's at Smichov are like freakin' 1200CZK! And I haven't checked the Converse store in Prague 1. Maybe someone knows of some 'hidden' gem. Thanks!~ p.s. sorry for the long email about SHOES!

21:47:37 20.06.2007 DevochkaNeznaika

there is a shop on in the same street as Jama Bar that sells loads of converse.

21:49:29 20.06.2007 UK007

But I wouldn't hold my breath on finding them much cheaper... http://www.crish.cz/converse/hledat_fulltext.php?slovo=chuck+taylor

22:06:04 20.06.2007 Jen

Can't you order them online?

22:31:25 20.06.2007 amahlert

My daughter and me have loads of converse all star sneakers and had luck to get them mostly on sales. Once I got the black ones for 900kc in Chodov shopping mall, then once I bumped into the Humanic store sale and got my daughters fancy floral ones for 700KC. They are usually much cheaper in Serbia (and choice is much better than here) so I usually buy one or two pairs when visiting my parents. P.S. hey Jen are all of them called Chuck Taylor? Or only one extension? That name confuses me, we always called them "starky", from ALL STAR.

23:19:11 20.06.2007 wegga

I think so...we called them "chucks"...gave my last pair (orange) to my husband's assistant...guess I wasn't feeling funky enough to wear them :( But in MY DAY, there weren't all the fancy styles...just the high tops and low tops, and a range of colors and a couple of patterns...now my son wears the ones with skulls on them :D

23:26:47 20.06.2007 Jen

I guess MY DAY was the same as YOUR DAY and we were in love with them. I remember when I was in high school back in 1982 they were very popular. It was "cool" to have different colours, light grey low tops were the "must have"! Silly! :) Paterns are new thing, last couple of years I guess. I remember when I told to my american cousin about that fashion that he was surprised, All Stars were cheap basketball sneakers in USA, nothing else.

23:39:03 20.06.2007 wegga

Quote: DevochkaNeznaikaAfter a few days of exhaustive and ultimately futile attempts at replacing my black converse sneakers (which are nearly holding together) I decided to ask the folks here for some advice of where to get some shoes. Of course shoes are a personal matter. the important thing for me: 1. price 2. not too trendy but not granny like 3. erm, this is a stupid list. 4. can't go wrong with classic all black converse. 5. TIME: I hate shopping so alot of good styles in a big shoe store would be ideal instead of roaming around a bazar or mall or bankrot. The one's at Smichov are like freakin' 1200CZK! And I haven't checked the Converse store in Prague 1. Maybe someone knows of some 'hidden' gem. Thanks!~ p.s. sorry for the long email about SHOES!

Can't you get something very very similar from the vietnamese market for around 1 tenth of the price?

23:51:56 20.06.2007 Ledni Tonda

When I was a kid........ "cons" were only black/white, high tops/low, were cheap/ordinary, and one of only 3 available sneakers brands, along with Keds and P.F. Flyers. ...... Not that anyone asked.

00:56:31 21.06.2007 nomadness

I only wear black semi-high tops above the ankle. I was just visiting home in NYC and they still have allstars for $30, granted in south Brooklyn, but still, the rest of the world has some nerve, especially since they are now made in sweatshops.

09:49:56 07.09.2007 DevochkaNeznaika

Same thing with Crocs - the same shoes they sell here for 1200 Kc you buy in the US for $29.99 or less...

10:09:31 07.09.2007 Jen

Found my lime green semi-high tops at Humanic on Narodni last year for 400kc.One pair only, and my size, which was a miracle as I'm a size 36. Cheap,I guess, cause they probably thought nobody in their right mind would wear that color. Gotten the most compliments ever, for footwear!

10:09:34 07.09.2007 swirlygirl

Quote: JenSame thing with Crocs - the same shoes they sell here for 1200 Kc you buy in the US for $29.99 or less...

I actually found a place in NYC selling Crocs for an astonishingly low $19.99. Even though I hate the look of Crocs, I was tempted to buy the Crocs sandals (which look a big better than the clogs). Decided against it though, since I am afraid of being too fashionable.

10:26:50 07.09.2007 Ledni Tonda

Quote: DevochkaNeznaikaAfter a few days of exhaustive and ultimately futile attempts at replacing my black converse sneakers (which are nearly holding together) I decided to ask the folks here for some advice of where to get some shoes. Of course shoes are a personal matter.

Like these? http://www.queens.cz/kat/2/boty-tenisky/?filtr%5B%5D=150

11:34:33 07.09.2007 morpheus

Quote: nomadnessWhen I was a kid........ "cons" were only black/white, high tops/low, were cheap/ordinary, and one of only 3 available sneakers brands, along with Keds and P.F. Flyers. ...... Not that anyone asked.

You obviously wasn't a kid in Serbia, then. (Not that I have any idea what converse shoes is...)

12:54:49 07.09.2007 jjj

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Quote: jjjYou obviously wasn't a kid in Serbia, then. (Not that I have any idea what converse shoes is...)

14:59:10 07.09.2007 nomadness

And it's the same nonsense with another cheap unpretentious high quality garment: Carhartt (jeans/dungarees). In Europe they're priced like gold, and they don't even offer the basic traditional model. ...... Get em @ Dave's on 6th Ave. Manhattan.

15:04:03 07.09.2007 nomadness

Ha! Good shoe shopping in Prague...? Please don't - I can't bear it.... IT DOESN'T EXIST

15:14:04 07.09.2007 coco