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Sneakers: PF Flyers v. Converse All Stars

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by docgerrard, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. docgerrard

    docgerrard Well-Known Member

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    I want to spend no more than $50 (that rules out the Cousy varieties of the PF Flyers) Which one should I get? I searched the forums and couldn't find a recent one on one comparison between the two. Also, are there any better recommendations? Finally, can I use either of these shoes as running shoes? That would be perfect because I also need a pair of running shoes. Thanks for your help! EDIT: I AM MOSTLY REFERRING TO THE CONVERSE ALL STAR CHUCK TAYLORS VS. PF FLYERS CENTER-HI I like these because they can take wear and tear and this doesn't detract from the look at all, just adds a bit of personality [​IMG]
     
  2. alexwgoody

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    Finally, can I use either of these shoes as running shoes? That would be perfect because I also need a pair of running shoes.

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    Not a chance.
     
  3. docgerrard

    docgerrard Well-Known Member

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    haha, yeah not sure, just kept seeing them marketed as athletic shoes and didn't really know what that meant
     
  4. docgerrard

    docgerrard Well-Known Member

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    i guess one big thing is that converses are about 10 dollars cheaper.. are pf flyers different enough for this to be worth it?

    i noticed that the flyers have a really thick looking bottom. does this look weird in real life? i haven't had a chance to compare them side by side yet
     
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    i guess one big thing is that converses are about 10 dollars cheaper.. are pf flyers different enough for this to be worth it?

    i noticed that the flyers have a really thick looking bottom. does this look weird in real life? i haven't had a chance to compare them side by side yet


    Yeah, it looks weird. Some of the pricier pf flyers kick ass, but the ones that are similar to converse are weird.
     
  6. slipgun

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    PF Flyers look fine irl. I like the tractor tread ones personally and much prefer them to chucks, both lookswise and comfortwise. The insole helps a lot and they'd make better running shoes, but I can't say I recommend using them as such.
     
  7. AR_Six

    AR_Six Well-Known Member

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    Wearing PF albins in plum wrinkled leather right now. Way, way better than any chucks I've ever seen. [​IMG]
     
  8. graphicd

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    6PM actually has really good pricing on PF Flyers. Most are under $40.
     
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    I have three pairs of PF cousy low in size US8 or US9 (forget) that im gonna sell for cheap, ive only worn em like 1-2 weeks. Navy, Red, and Black.

    I like them just as much as chucks but they are diff... a lil more preppy i guess. Sorta like chucks vs purcells.
     
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    Another great shitty thread.
     
  12. CrimProf

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    I wear the PF Flyers (bought for <$50 at 6pm.com). I've considered both, but the PFs I got had exactly the look I wanted and they're a very comfortable shoe.

    I wouldn't use my PFs as both running shoes and casual shoes. They might work ok in a pinch as runners, not that I've ever tried them as such, but they look like they're designed as a court shoe (i.e., smooth tread). And running beats the shit out of my regular running shoes--not only just from the pounding on the air cushions and the tread wear, but also the accumulated grime, sweat, and other crap. I usually have to replace them every 3-6 months.
     
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    flyindarkness Well-Known Member

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    converse by John varvatos
    better insole.
     
  14. lemmywinks

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    PF Flyers are miles better in the comfort department. For some of the Chuck Taylor clones it's pretty much your call because I wear the All-Americans and a lot of people talk about my fake Converse. But some of the higher end PF Flyers are actually really nice. Like this one [​IMG]
     
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    what is that model called?
     
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    I rock these in the summer and they are fucking awesome.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. docgerrard

    docgerrard Well-Known Member

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    Wow you guys are great, thanks for all of the quick replies. I was simply looking at the Center-Hi reissue. I want that look. If I do want that look, should i get the all stars or this one? I want to rule out leather shoes just because they need extra care. All of the other PF Flyers look sweet but are probably above what I am willing to spend on this type of shoe. http://www.zappos.com/images/071/715...-127288-p.jpg? Or i was thinking these look cool http://www.6pm.com/pf-flyers-center-hi-brown-1 but I am afraid I will not be able to wear those with everything like the classic black hi-tops I kind of want shoes where it wouldn't matter if I got them dirty or torn up a bit, you know? Wear and tear adds to the shoe for the CLASSIC converse and PF flyers center-hi, but with most other shoes you have to throw them out
     
  19. docgerrard

    docgerrard Well-Known Member

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    what do you all think of the classic black canvas center-his?
     
  20. db_ggmm

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    Since the thread exists... how is sizing on an albin?
     

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