On one of my recent visits to Charleston, I wore my chucks one morning to grab coffee and walk around the Battery. I wasn’t really planning on walking around as much as I did. I really thought I’d spend that morning just sitting at a coffee shop, eat some food and then hop back on my bike. If you don’t remember, my bike was my BEST FRIEND this last trip.
I used to rarely ever wear my chucks in real life to be honest. They run a tad too narrow for me, and I just don’t get the obsession with comfort over them. To me, they’re miserable. I love instead, my Vans or Adidas. I can walk miles in them without a single complaint. So I always wondered how to make my Converse more comfortable so I could live in them! But this trip I finally decided to do a couple of things.
These simple three tips made my Converse the most comfortable shoes I now own. I live in them! If you’ve been struggling to figure out how to make your Converse more comfortable, give these three easy tips a try!
How To Make Your Converse More Comfortable
Loosen the laces a bit all the way down the tongue. Sometimes you just loosen a few at the top where you tie it, but working your way all the way down will widen the shoe for you. I don’t know why I didn’t think to do this, but loosening them just at the top won’t do the trick. Spend a little time starting at the bottom and give yourself some more room in those shoes.
Update your socks. I ended up eventually wearing no socks with mine, but at first, I would wear my little mini socks with them or these from Amazon. Sadly I had black ones on this day and you can see them a bit here. Now the shoes are much more comfortable and they survived my long walk which was a first.
Throw Them In The Wash
Give them a wash! The fabric on your chucks may be a little stiff and until you really wear them in, it may take some blisters. So speed up the process by throwing them in the wash to get the fabric softened up a bit.
PS My Converse have now become SO comfortable that I wore through a pair and had to replace them. I’ve worn them with everything my closet from more dresses, to jeans and skirts. I’m also now a big fan of the platform version too! How do you like to wear your Converse?
Photos by JNelly
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