If you wear Converse....

(117 Posts)
JollyOrangeGiant Sat 25-May-13 19:20:06

How old are you?

RVPisnomore Sat 25-May-13 19:21:05

I do and I'm 42.

BackforGood Sat 25-May-13 19:21:15

Well, my dc do - they are 16 and 14.

MikeLitoris Sat 25-May-13 19:21:22


I've just bought my first pair since I was a teen - am 43.

Clearlymisunderstood Sat 25-May-13 19:23:03

I do I'm 25 x

Samu2 Sat 25-May-13 19:23:36


I have bright orange ones, cat woman ones, blue.. all sorts.

DisappointedHorse Sat 25-May-13 19:23:38


AnythingNotEverything Sat 25-May-13 19:24:00

I'm on my second pair at 31, although I suspect if I turn my back ds (13) will pinch them ...

EuroShaggleton Sat 25-May-13 19:24:02


VivaLeBeaver Sat 25-May-13 19:24:09


Crutchlow35 Sat 25-May-13 19:24:35


SgtTJCalhoun Sat 25-May-13 19:24:46

Yes, mid thirties.

muriel76 Sat 25-May-13 19:25:33


Multiple pairs!

MrsRogerSterling Sat 25-May-13 19:26:44

37. My mum also wears them, she is 55.

JimbosJetSet Sat 25-May-13 19:27:13

33. I have size 10 feet and I love it that you can get Converse in feminine colours in my size. I have a pink pair and a pastel green pair grin

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sat 25-May-13 19:28:09

27 and love them! smile

GreyTS Sat 25-May-13 19:28:17


Floggingmolly Sat 25-May-13 19:28:26

39. I have 8 pairs and I'll never stop wearing them grin

happyreindeer Sat 25-May-13 19:28:59

I knew this would be the question... I am 50 next month.


31. I think they look good on all ages though

Notsoblonde Sat 25-May-13 19:30:08

35, on my second pair now.

KingRollo Sat 25-May-13 19:31:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BikeRunSki Sat 25-May-13 19:31:06

42, have had at least one pair of Converse on the go since I was 12.

nabootheenigma Sat 25-May-13 19:33:34

36! My 18 month old son also just for his first pair.

MikeLitoris Sat 25-May-13 19:33:45

My latest were custom ones from the converse website.

I love them! Purple and white with white eyelets and stitching.

Dp got me them for my birthday. They even have my name embroidered on to the back.

SofaCanary Sat 25-May-13 19:34:10

38 and I've just bought my first pair...I hate them, just not me.

Lizzylou Sat 25-May-13 19:34:46


hugoagogo Sat 25-May-13 19:34:52

I am 40 I have worn converse or prokeds most of the year for 28 years!

About 12 years ago I actually got a pair brought back from the US for me; they were so hard to come by here.

PinkPepper Sat 25-May-13 19:35:16

Wonder Woman converse here. 25 smile

Sunshinewithshowers Sat 25-May-13 19:35:43


beginnings Sat 25-May-13 19:37:17

36 - I was about to type 35 and then realised that is no longer strictly accurate sad

Notfootball Sat 25-May-13 19:38:13


25. I've been wearing Converse since I was about 17. Not the same pair obviously!

FionaJT Sat 25-May-13 19:41:08

40. First pair since a teenager.

47. Bought my 1st pair when I was 21 in 1987. They were bright pinkgrin

MildlyMiserable Sat 25-May-13 19:43:08

46 wear them all the time

ParkerTheThief Sat 25-May-13 19:43:33


TSSDNCOP Sat 25-May-13 19:43:57


Thingymajigs Sat 25-May-13 19:43:59

I was 27 when I bought them. They were awful. The back of my heels were covered in blisters after a very short walk. It seems that I need padded backs.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sat 25-May-13 19:44:26

41 (definitely)
I bought my first ever pair last year, and now have 4 (2x navy and 2x grey).

FranKatzenjammer Sat 25-May-13 19:44:42


Kyrptonite Sat 25-May-13 19:47:18

24. Wouldn't be without them and desperate for some kurt cobain or batman ones.

PesteredButHappy Sat 25-May-13 19:49:11

32, had loads of pairs over the years.

HanShotFirst Sat 25-May-13 19:50:40

I am 27 and have been wearing them over 10 years now. I can't see an end to my infatuation! I only wear the boots though, as the shoes don't stay on my heels.

My favourite pair are my Thundcats ones.....THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOOO!

Have about 6 pairs. Dp has banned me from anymore till they wear out.
I'm 34 but 25 in my head.

peggyblackett Sat 25-May-13 19:52:10

38. My Dad wears them at 65.

JollyOrangeGiant Sat 25-May-13 19:53:30

Thank you, everyone.

I've just bought my first pair at 27. Have had other baseball boots in the past though.

I love them but I had a slight crisis of confidence as two 16 year olds I know have recently bought a pair each.

Mine are grey with an orange fold down bit. I hate pumps so these will be worn almost constantly this summer.

christinarossetti Sat 25-May-13 19:54:00

Over 40. Have just bought a pair for the first time in years.

Not a fan of the boots, but am liking the Dainty Ox trainers.

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Sat 25-May-13 19:54:02


Succoria Sat 25-May-13 19:55:04

I'm 28 and have been wearing them since my teen, can't see me stopping anytime soon either! So comfy. I have Gorillaz ones at the moment.

smugmumofboys Sat 25-May-13 19:56:05


Onlyconnect Sat 25-May-13 19:56:40

I wear them at 45 and so does my mum at 73!

Badgerwife Sat 25-May-13 19:57:10

33. They're my main pair of shoes, the only time I don't wear them is when I have flip-flops on.

dizzy77 Sat 25-May-13 19:57:42

35. Interested in the distribution/averages demonstrated by this thread: suspect it aligns to MN demographic averages rather than converse wearing demographic averages.

FoofFighter Sat 25-May-13 19:59:02

39 and wear them most of the time, Prefer high tops (got yellow, cream with furry insides limited ed, limited edition ones for charity RED that are denim with long mutli coloured embroidered stitches, green army camo (my favourites) also have a pair of white ox lo double tongue but I wore them with new jeans that got a bit wet and now it's rubbed blue on them hmm

MrsGeologist Sat 25-May-13 20:00:21


I've Batman ones and blue glitter ones. I love them.

45 and get the wedge ones...sharing with DD at the moment so justifying several pairs.
Wedges come up small but they do half sizes on line.Happy Days

MirandaWest Sat 25-May-13 20:05:38


mamalovebird Sat 25-May-13 20:05:51

I am 36. Bought my first pair at 17 and have stayed true ever since.

bella65 Sat 25-May-13 20:06:51

Mid 50s.

ExcuseTypos Sat 25-May-13 20:07:07


tootssweet Sat 25-May-13 20:09:38

40 - love them. Been wearing since my teens. Got 2 pairs on the go. DP,37; dd,8 & ds, 2 all have them as well. We love our 'Chucks'

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 25-May-13 20:09:53

37 and i wear them ALL the time.

Lilyangel Sat 25-May-13 20:10:01

38......my DH wears to(53) as do our 17, 13, and 10 yr old DC....

Dexidoo Sat 25-May-13 20:10:10


Got my first pair at 15, they were bottle green suede and I wore them until they literally fell off my feet.

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 25-May-13 20:11:27

36 luvvin my sequin cvs!!!

MoodyDidIt Sat 25-May-13 20:11:53

i do and i am 33

i dress like a teenager most of the time tho tbh

dexter73 Sat 25-May-13 20:19:08

40, been wearing them since I was 14.

soupmaker Sat 25-May-13 20:23:44

I'm 42 and wear them. I've been wearing them since I was in my 20's. My latest pair are gold leather and I've put purple laces in them. Have had loads of pairs over the years.

freddiefrog Sat 25-May-13 20:27:29


Have low tops in red, navy, grey and a pale gold leather pair, and hi tops in a sort of multicoloured bubble design. Hardly wear the hi tops though

DianaTrent Sat 25-May-13 20:29:14

I had a pair as a student, but I couldn't wear them as they shredded the tops of my heels if I tried to walk in them, couldn't break them in and I just couldn't wear them at all. Interesting to see how many people do really get on with them.

InkleWinkle Sat 25-May-13 20:29:46

I didn't realise there was an age restriction'

EleanorFarjeon Sat 25-May-13 20:30:47

42. I have several pairs but don't wear them every day.

mrsyattering Sat 25-May-13 20:32:54

39, I have 3 pairs grin

CeeceeBloomingdale Sat 25-May-13 20:33:58


I am 49, do I win?

I have seven pairs of various colours/high or low tops
Today I was wearing darkish blue lows, no socks.
I wear them with Boden wrap dresses, with jeans, with summer trousers, with floaty dresses, with everything. I am VERY jealous of the poster above who wore hers with her wedding dress...why didn't I think of that?

DD had a go at borrowing them and even bought some for herself, but went off them and I won some of hers as well smile

Taffeta Sat 25-May-13 20:45:39

45, I have about 3 wearable pairs and 6 old pairs with holes in I just can't throw away

spiderlight Sat 25-May-13 20:49:58


notso Sat 25-May-13 20:53:01

32 been wearing them since I was 12 and my Grandma bought me some from America.

DD 13 has just had a custom pair courtesy of her Grandma I am most envy

Bullets Sat 25-May-13 20:55:09

31, had them three years and still going strong! First ever pair, thought they were expensive when I first bought them but now realise totally worth it!

DewDr0p Sat 25-May-13 21:00:59


Thinking about getting some for Ds, he's 9 smile

rubyrubyruby Sat 25-May-13 21:03:05

I'm nearly 50.

DD borrows then but tbh my teens prefer Vans.

BluddyNora Sat 25-May-13 21:03:34


TeaAddict235 Sat 25-May-13 21:07:26

29 and still wearing the same holey ones from uni. Might have to steal Dh's... Or buy some new ones. Just don't want to buy them online.

EddieVeddersfoxymop Sat 25-May-13 21:15:09

34, wear them all the time. My latest pair is a custom pair direct from converse......gorgeous and all mine!!!

BCBG Sat 25-May-13 21:16:23

52 blush (sorry Norks grin)

BCBG but I LOOK older than you (fair guess) smile

MissFenella Sat 25-May-13 21:19:36

43 have worn them since I was 14.
At mo I have USA flag pair, crossword pair, pink and blue pair.

Trying2bMindful Sat 25-May-13 21:25:07

Over 30!!

BCBG Sat 25-May-13 21:33:55


velvetysquirrel Sat 25-May-13 21:37:10


floatyfloni Sat 25-May-13 21:38:03

23. Have a purple pair. Love them.

Megsdaughter Sat 25-May-13 21:40:23

Bought my first ones this year (mid 50's )

Pink sparkly ones.

But am finding them very heavy

damppatchnot Sat 25-May-13 21:44:08

45 have been wearing them for years

ThoughtsPlease Sat 25-May-13 21:46:50

38, my Mum who's 65 also has some.

Raaraathenoisybaby Sat 25-May-13 21:48:22

33 grin I recently bought pink ones to match dd1's (she is 3) judge away I don't give a monkeys and she was over joyed grin

AuntPittypat Sat 25-May-13 21:49:01

I bought my second ever pair of Converse last year, when I was 32. Ended up selling them though, exactly as I had done my first pair a few years before, as they make my feet look big - despite only being a size 3. I just can't get the hang of wearing them.

Goldchilled7up Sat 25-May-13 21:50:11

35. I also had them when I was a teen.

applecrumbleandcream Sat 25-May-13 21:57:01

40. I've got Black ones that I customised myself with swarovski crystals.

MilestoneMum Sat 25-May-13 22:05:21

39. But they make holes in the toes of my socks - anyone else have this problem? I do cut my toenails!

heritagewarrior Sat 25-May-13 22:15:37

Got my first pair last year and I was 43 last month....

cocolepew Sat 25-May-13 22:19:03

44, have lots. 15 yr old DD wears them too and my mum has a grey one star pair, she's 70 grin


loopydoo Sat 25-May-13 22:28:17

I bought my first and only pair in Paris, aged 17. I have literally worn them a couple of times coz they rub my heels sad

Can't face giving them away though.

nancy75 Sat 25-May-13 22:32:51

I am 39 and have been wearing converse since I was about 12. I must have had over 25 pairs. I currently have white, pink, red, black and blue. Dd is 7' she has pink white & red and even dp wears them, he has about 5 pairs. Thinking about it converse should start paying us for the amount we wear and advertise their shoes!

BusStopWanker Sat 25-May-13 22:44:29

34, I love my Converse, they're funky black and white ones with writing all over. I can only wear them if I'm not going to be walking loads though as they rub on my little toes.

goingmadinthecountry Sat 25-May-13 23:23:17

49. Wear my all black high tops for work lots with wide legged trousers. also silver low tops from Office.

flipchart Sat 25-May-13 23:23:24



HoneyDragon Sun 26-May-13 08:26:11

34 currently have leather hi tops and navy hi tops

MrsSJG Sun 26-May-13 11:16:03

Almost 38

MavisGrind Sun 26-May-13 11:31:22

42, have had several pairs over the years. This thread has made me look at the converse site and I'm now trying to justify spending money on some customised ones..... damn you MN and your money spending opportunities!

Labootin Sun 26-May-13 11:37:17

They were practically all I wore in my 30's (sahm to young children) have since emigrated am 40 and live it open toed wedges or flip flops ...when I go back to England I tried converse again and they completely shredded my feet , the only closed shoe I can stand to wear now are a cheapo pair of converse knock offs from New Look.

I did have purple, grey, red, navy, white, cream a camouflage pair with no laces and a black pair.

I fancy leopard print next. I really hope I'm going to be able to tolerate wearing them without socks as well, as they look quite nice with my maxis and even with little summer skirts.

GypsyFloss Sun 26-May-13 11:55:41

42 and just ordered some more...turquoise blue washed effect ones.

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