In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك
I have an unhealthy love for the Converse ALL STARS aka Chuck Taylor, always been a fan even if I only own two pairs, one that I purchased in 2001 (subhanaAllah 10 years ago!) and the other this past April 2011. If I could afford to buy more I would but alas its not to be. Alhamdulillah.
I am an even BIGGER fan of second hand stuff because I like reusing, repurposing and recycling A LOT and I like my things to have history. My toddler has a bunch of converses all purchased second hand (pics below I purchased these about 2 yrs ago)
my favorite angle. LOVE the fading!
My recent second hand purchases for my 8 month old baby girl and for my toddler...some haven't arrived yet!
^^I just got the black and white chucks and they are *ALMOST* new^^
I usually pick colors that can be worn by both my daughter and son because buying shoes can get expensive and wasteful. The most I spent on a used pair in excellent condition was $15 and that included the shipping and they weren't even worn! The cheapest was $5 WITH shipping. That's the life of toddler shoes, they quickly outgrow them.
I violated this rule with the pink ones but I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF! But I plan on becoming a foster parent so I figured I would end up using these again anyway so all is well. :)
Chucks how I love thee...
btw. the white and green are pretty scruffy but a good wash will fix that plus they were affordable.
The new additions :)