MEET THE BAGGINS STAFF: TARA, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Next up in the Meet the Baggins Staff series is Tara, our shop’s Director of Operations. Tara has been at Baggins for just over three years, so is it any wonder how she came to own more than 400 pairs of shoes?
Nope, didn’t think so. (It’s OK, Tara. No one’s asking questions!)
Amongst all of the kicks in her collection, one of Tara’s top picks are her Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi Tops in Teal/Navy/White.
These teal and white hi tops radiate the classic vibe of the timeless Chuck Taylor, with upgraded features such as a micro suede liners and Lunarlon insoles for exceptional comfort, as well as a reinforced canvas for added durability and all-over stark white Chuck II out soles.
The Chuck Taylor II fits more true to size, so Tara recommends ordering the size you wear in most brands or half a size larger than the classic Chuck Taylor All Star.
Try them in red with the Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi Top Red/Navy/White
Or green with the Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi Top Green Gecko/Navy/White
They also rock in plain white, which Tara says has been one of the most popular style choices lately. Check these Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi Tops in White/Silver/White:
We think their pretty crisp white shade pairs nicely with any item from the Herschel Poly Navy product line, which includes wallets, duffle bags and backpacks:
For an even more durable Converse option, Tara recommends these new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Low Top Leather Mesh Obsidians:
What are obsidians, you say? An obsidian is a hard, dark, glasslike volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava without crystallization—that sure sounds durable, doesn’t it?
Aside from her Chuck II’s, Tara is also stoked on her pair of Old Skool Vans, which are perfect for pulling long hours. The Old Skool Black/White have stood the test of time because of their durability and functionality.
They also look cool, which helps.
Featuring padded linings and tongues, durable materials, low cut lace up silhouettes with metal eyelets and signature rubber waffle soles, the Vans Old Skools are top-sellers at Baggins.
Check them out in all-white with the Vans Old Skool True White.
There’s also an all-black version in the Vans Old Skool Vegan Black/Black monochrome model.
Aside from topping up her insane collection of shoes, Tara’s favourite thing about her job at Baggins is getting to engage with both staff and customers on so many different levels. On her days off she likes hanging out at the lake, hanging out with her pets (a couple of cats and a hedgehog!), and playing dodgeball.
As authors of the Baggins Blog, we want to take this minute to thank Tara for all her hard work when it comes to making Baggins tick!
If you are ready to upgrade your collection of Vans , Converse , Stance and Herschel accessories, take a cruise through the Baggins online store and take advantage of easy online ordering and fast shipping times.
Did you know you can also check us out in person? We are open seven days a week in downtown Victoria, BC.
Our FALL/WINTER hours are:
Monday – Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm