(Closed) Converse cheap?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: What are your thoughts on immitation Chuck Taylors?
    Don't do it! You have to have real Chucks. : (32 votes)
    68 %
    Do it! No one will know the difference. : (15 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    They are WAY too classic to get the imitations. Like, classic Americana-everyone-and-their-brother-knows-what-they-should-look-like. Plus, of all things – you can wear them after the wedding! So, it’s not like they are going to waste for one day. And $40 for a pair of shoes is actually really cheap. If he had the guys buy dress shoes, they would cost a lot more.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think if you’re going to get close up pics (like the shoes pics) then you have to get real ones. Try DSW – they’re $40 there but you can use multiple coupons on their site (look online for them – you can use up to three) – so it can save you decent amount.

    http://www.dsw.com/shoe/converse+unisex+chuck+taylor%AE+all+star%AE+sneaker?prodId=173991&productRef=SEARCH

     

    I think you can get the imitations if you’re not going to get any close ups because you won’t actually see most of them.

     

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    my friend used my employee discount (i went with her & she paid) when she got chucks for her Fiance and groomsmen. check to see if you or FI’s friends work anywhere that sells them. my employee discount gave 40% off.  hot topic, torrid, journeys…hmmmm anyplace that would sell them. 

    Post # 7
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    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We have a Converse outlet, and that is definitely the way to go.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You have to go classic if you’re going to use Chucks! Everyone and their brother knows what they look like, so imitations would stick out like a sore thumb! Also- my Fiance wants to go with navy blue hi-tops classics and he’s putting off buying those as well (little under two months to our wedding!) so I feel your stressed out pain!

    Post # 10
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We got most of our pairs at Kohl’s. It really added up but they have discount coupons all the time.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    double post

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Usually imitation isn’t a deal breaker to me but I don’t think it would fly with Chuck’s.  They’re so widely known and such classics that it’d be obvious.  And, the groomsmen might even be a lil offended by it.  I totally hear you on wanting to save money.  But I don’t know that it can be done if you really want the guys to wear Chuck’s. 

    Post # 14
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Shoe Carnival is having a buy one get one half off sale.  That should help with the prices!

    Post # 15
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    $40 for chucks!?!

    I’ve bought several pairs throughout my life and never paid more than $25! Keep your eyes open and search the web and you will find some in your price range.

    Have you looked on ebay? I did a quick search and some are only $9. I’m sure you can find some in their sizes and the right color for much cheaper (and probably get a break on shipping costs if you ask the seller)

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    the only shoe that i’m passionate about sticking with the classic is Converse. however, for one day, and for all the guys, i think it would fine to get the knock off. honestly, i really don’t think anyone will notice/care. hopefully they will notice other parts of the wedding other than whats on the guys feet. 

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