As a first year college student, I have occasionally found myself living in a new environment and out of my comfort zone.  While it can be intimidating at times, I have learned that meeting people and developing relationships with them depends only on one element--finding a similarity.  Easier said than done, right?  Well, keep on reading to see how simple it really is…

Like the laces on my Chucks, it will always be the ties that bind. Many different types of people wear Converse sneakers.

Beyond the basketball court, these kicks are a universal fashion statement.  There are so many colors, designs, and styles available that it’s impossible to own just one pair.  You can showcase your individualism or you can have matching shoes with a friend.  Grab a pair of white high top Converse to wear with your jeans or find a glittery pair to wear with a dress.  Black Converse sneakers make tuxedos look amazing. 

Converse sneakers can be worn almost anywhere and even make appearances at proms and weddings! In fact, Baggins created a pretty neat pair of custom wedding high tops. Check them out here!

Your feet may do the walking, but it’s the shoes that get the conversation started.  Many of my new college friends wear Converse sneakers or have noticed mine, hence we began our relationship by “walking in each other’s shoes”.

Converse sneakers determine my wardrobe choice each day.  I currently own over 20 pairs, and depending on my mood, I find clothes to go with the shoes.  I am a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers kind of girl but recently competed in the Miss South Carolina (Miss America Organization) Pageant and wore a pair of my favorite Chucks.

My newest pair of Converse are the ones I just ordered from Baggins shoes.  They are a 3D dice pattern and will definitely look incredible with some black jeans. Cleverly called the Baggins Original Pair O'Dice, I’m so glad to have these because I haven’t seen another pair like them anywhere. My favorite type of sneakers are ones that cannot be found most places.

The types of Converse sneakers I collect vary from solid colors to printed patterns, and sandals to high tops - the more unique, the better.  I wear a size 10 in women’s shoes, but can wear a size 8 in men’s…and I love to check out all of the styles when I shop for them.  I wear my Converse every day.

If you are ready to express your individuality, find yourself a pair of Converse sneakers.  They can be as wild or reserved as you would like them to be and can be worn with any attire.  They will give you a feeling of empowerment, craziness, or adventure, and they will be that Converse-ation starter when you are out of your comfort zone.

Walk in many different pairs of Converse, so you get to know that person inside. Find pairs that express your individual style. You never know who might comment on your shoes.

-Alyx Farkas (Social Media Intern Baggins Shoes)