#WearTheMessage: 20 Shoe Models Embraced by the Hip Hop Community

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5. Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor"

Including this on the list is like wearing deodorant when you step out: it's what we're supposed to do. Not everyone does it, and it's easy to overlook them, but the reality is these might very well be the greatest sneaker in human history. The West Coast is known for making these one of their trademark sneakers, but think about the global impact of this shoe. People of all backgrounds have worn these. Your parents have worn them, their parents have worn them, your boss has a pair (or had a pair). It's impossible to avoid these. And the hip hop community has of course found different ways to wear these, from matching them with flannels and Dickies to pairing them with a tuxedo, we've managed to always add a creative spin on such a timeless shoe. For those going to prom right now, wear these with your tux. You won't regret it. 

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