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STYLE | Squeaky Clean White Converse

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I needed to desperately replace my beat up Converse's and I came to head with a dilemma. Do I go back to old faithful or shall I try going back to the Italian brand, Superga? I owned a pair of Superga's about 12 years ago and I purchased them on a trip to Rome. In some ways, I think the Superga's have a sleeker look to them.  

I love both brands equally for different reasons, but I could only buy one pair (I'm penny pinching right now) - What's a gal to do? I posted a picture on Instagram a couple weeks ago asking you guys for help. The battle between Converse vs Superga began and based on your votes, it was Converse for the win. So, here I am breaking in my squeaky clean white chucks.

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Paul Melo StyleQuotient Vancouver Street Style 004

As you can see they've made small changes to the classic low chuck...the red piping is a nice trim addition and they have made a more prominent call out on the tongue and on the back heel. Although, I'd have to say in regards to fit and make...I feel the Superga's have a bit more cushioning in their insole and their canvas is more durable due to the heavier weight.

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Paul Melo StyleQuotient Vancouver Street Style 0014
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Paul Melo StyleQuotient Vancouver Street Style 002

However, there are a few thing about the Converse that I much prefer. Firstly they cost a wee bit less and this was great since I was working on a budget. I love the strong heritage behind the label as well, it's a favourite amongst many at all ages. But mainly, I like the construction better - The rubber outsole has a slightly higher wall and the rubber toe cap is a plus. It makes a big difference when walking in damp wet weather and makes it easier to keep clean.

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Paul Melo StyleQuotient Vancouver Street Style 0013

So, what if you had to choose between the two, which way would you go?

Photos By: Paul Melo {www.styleQuotient.com}, Shoes by Converse from {Foot Locker}, Handbag {Rebecca Minkoff}, Jeans (a $25 score FYI) from {American Eagle Outfitters}, T-Shirt {my closet - boyfriend's old tee}, Jacket by Parker from {Lynnsteven}, Sunglasses by Kay Tran from {Shut Up I Love This}.

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