A while ago, maybe 6 months or more, I ran across a blog that showed a pair of Converse Hi-Top* sneakers made out of clear plastic rather than canvas. Neat for wearing with handknit socks, I thought. The price point was high, though, so I just filed the idea.
Last week, I ran across an excited post on The Oregonian Knitting blog** about the lo-top version being locally available. One of the comments mentioned that the hi-top version was on sale at an online shoe store. It was 1/3 the original price, so I decided to spend some birthday money and get a pair. What do you think? I think these will be nice for tromping around in the rain (I have no dedicated rain boots), and it will make me happy to see my colorful, cozy wool socks inside.There are two layers of plastic on the sides, so that you can put other things in there if you want to. This is a little big for the slot, but you get the idea: Go ahead, let it rain!
*When I was growing in up Texas, we called these Converse Hi-Tops. Where I live now in Pennsylvania, everyone calls them Chuck Taylors, or just Chucks.
**I started following this Portland blog before going to Sock Summit and have stayed on it because it’s entertaining and informative.