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What the Chuck?

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I bought my first pair of Converse 17 years ago, and I was smitten. They were black, low-top Chuck Taylor All-Stars– rubber sides and toe caps adorned with the markedly chunky print of teenage-girl graffiti, canvas body softened and faded by devout wear. They were classic, comfortable, and maybe even cool by certain standards. I recently decided to buy a new pair of Chucks, inspired in part by “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” in part by my eight-year-old daughter’s Converse-copycat Payless Airwalks, and in part by what my husband so lovingly refers to as my “midlife crisis” (which, if you [...]