Sunday, 27 September 2015

Plimsolls vs Converse All Star

Chuck Taylor
Last year, I reviewed Feiyue shoes on this blog. And whilst I enjoyed their lightness, sole flexibility, and their 'cool' factor due to the cult status these shoes seem to enjoy, I also bemoaned their poor durability and the lack of stability provided by the rounded heel, particularly for exercises which are already inherently unstable such as pistol squats...

I have since been looking for an alternative in my daily practice, and this naturally led me to Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, but also to generic brand plimsolls which -in many respects- I have found to be superior to better established brands.