Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Converse Spring 2012 Event

Montreal Fashion Moms had the pleasure of attending a preview event for the Spring 2012 line of Converse shoes. It took place at Candi Bar, which we have never been too. The setting was perfect as it was colorful and had a super fun, playful vibe, which is what comes to mind when you think of Converse. We loved the MEGA Bloks wall/ceiling behind the bar!

We were greeted and quickly proceeded to the bar for a super fun 'Tiffany & Co.' slushy cocktails, accented with yummy ring pops! With drinks in hand we were given a tour of the S12 Converse collection rep Darren. While classic converse are always a big hit we were particularly drawn to certain designs.

Obviously as moms we loved these adorable kids designs! The V2 Ox shoes with contrast colored velcro straps are super cute and the Chuck Taylor All Star Kids ChuckIt was one of our favorites. The lace-less low-top design with Velcro on the inside of tongue makes getting your child's foot into the shoe very easy, which is great because there is nothing worse than struggling to get their tiny feet into a pair of shoes! These lightweight styles would be perfect for Spring/Summer and Fall in Montreal. We also loved the Coastal Creatures (Pirate Ship & Dolphin) slip-ons, so fun for summer!!

But the real pièce de résistance was the DC Comics collection which had a matching pair for dad. How cute would that be?

We also loved the low top Chuck Taylor Double Tongue Ox for the tweens giving them some colorful options to play around with. The black and white polka dotted All Star stretch lace Ox and the sparkly striped kicks with ombre laces are also fun options with funky details for tween girls to give all their school mates a little shoe envy.

Now onto us fashionable moms. We can't always sport the 5 inch wedges or stilettos (ya, right!). So for the days when you want to be comfy but still be that cool mom, we think you'll love these. Introducing the Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty. They are brand new and the perfect cross between the classic Chuck Taylor All Star and the Chuck Taylor All Star Slim. The shoe has a slim, low-profile sole, giving it a more feminine look while maintaining that iconic Converse style. We were privileged to walk away with a pair at the end of the evening and we absolutely love them! They are perfect for school drop offs, running errands and activities with the kids!

These colors are perfect for spring!

The all new Chuck Taylor All Star Playlite Converse are also really great for spring/summer. They are super lightweight and the open cotton mesh allows your feet to breathe comfortably in hot weather. Because these shoes have virtually no sole, they feel almost invisible, which guarantees comfort. They are also very flexible - perfect to fold up and keep in your bag as a spare pair if you do decide to sport those heels!

We also died for these "Converse ♥ Marimekko" collection. It features two signature prints on the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star. The popular Unikko (meaning “poppy”) and Lokki (meaning “seagull”) prints design by Maija Isola. Fashionable and super comfortable? Yes please!

Any finally last but not least, all you Montreal Fashion Dads! We think these styles would fit into any dads wardrobe and give them the ultimate fashion boost without stepping out of the comfort zone.

 The Chuck Taylor All Star Premium features hand wash detailing, leather logos and toe overlays with rubberized eyelets. Sharp, stylish and a little rock and roll!

As mentioned before, the DC Comics collection is so good!! Featuring Batman (2 styles) and Superman, you can be the ultimate Super Dad and match your little one in these great styles! If you like these you might also like the collaboration with the Gorillaz. Very cool!

You can never go wrong with comfortable fashion, and we think Converse seems to get it right with this collection. There is something for everyone in your family. We can't wait to get our hands on some of these cool kicks for the upcoming season!