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A Decade of Sneakers

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For the last ten years, sneakers have been seen as more than just something we wear to cover our feet. They have been a cultural expression (and for some, an obsession) and an icon of modern times.

In today’s society, sneakers have become a design art form and to many, they make a person’s outfit. Not to sound too superficial, but they are your visual identity. Your shoes represent who you are and what you’re into; what culture you’re part of.

So, what culture are you apart of?

Converse: Birds of Paradise

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If you were in attendance or were keeping track at any of the catwalk shows during Fashion Week this year, you’ll know that prints and graphic designs are still a major theme in all elements of our wardrobes – clothing, accessories and footwear.

Converse have capitalised on this ongoing trend, taking inspiration from the catwalks and bringing it into their newest women’s collection – Birds of Paradise.

Product Review: Converse Platform Plus

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The awesome team at Converse recently sent me a pair of the new Platform Plus sneakers to try out. You have no idea how excited I was to receive the gift. Everything from the packaging to the personalisation to the design of the sneakers themselves was on point. Truth.

Read on for my complete view of the new women’s offering.

#DontBeBoring

Collection Preview: Converse Winter 2014

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A few weeks ago, The 5 to 9 Life was invited to preview the new Winter 2014 collection for Converse.

Luckily for me, I already had a scheduled day off from the office because the event was held in the middle of the day with a catered lunch and fun activities to join in on.

Read on to see what went down.

In Their Shoes

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Cool Accidents & Warner Music Australia with support from Converse, Sharpie & eBay are pretty damn stoked to announce the launch of their major charity Auction to help raise funds this October during Cancer Awareness Month.

Kicking off today, read on to find out what the major brands / labels are up to and what you can do to help raise funds.

Pretty great concept.

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela

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Hot off the press!

The brand new Converse x Maison Martin Margiela Chuck Taylor All Star & Jack Purcell limited edition shoes has arrived and they’ll be hitting stores later this month!

“The collection perfectly embodies each brand’s spirit of individuality and self-expression unifying Converse and Margiela’s conviction of unleashing creativity,” says Senior Converse Designer Matt Sleep.

Further to that, the MMM commented: “The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself.”

Enough said!