Dear Converse

16 Aug

Hi. How are you? We’re doing great here.

I’m just writing this blog post because you guys, inadvertently, did something to bring some more independence to my daughter.

We love our Converse sneaks in this household. Especially me. But when I brought home a pair of black ones from the store the other day, Maura instantly snagged them.


And she wore them all day. But she also kept coming up to me going “Mom…help…” because the shoelaces came untied. She can’t tie shoe laces, and though I’ve tried to turn her onto those snazzy laces that don’t need tying, she insists on having regular laces like everyone else. So, I tie a lot of shoes for her.

But when I went to the store a few days later, I noticed a pair of Converse sneakers…with elastic backs and the laces done up in a way that I realized “OMG they don’t need tying!”

I grabbed a pair in Maura’s size, and brought them home.

“LOOK! SHOES!” I exclaimed.

And she was all “Mom, help?”

And I was all “No, you can do this yourself.”

And then she sat down and put on her new Converse sneakers ALL BY HERSELF. In the time it would take any thirteen year old girl to put them on.

So I’m blogging about this to let others know that there are Converse sneakers that teens with motor skill issues could actually manage themselves possibly, and still be all totally on trend.

Even better? They’re too narrow for her wide-footed sister to steal. I know, because they’re too narrow for me as well, lol!


10 Responses to “Dear Converse”

  1. franhunne4u August 16, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    And now go and buy as many as you can lay your hands on – no, wait – as many as your daughter might still need as long as she has that shoe size …

    • Herding Cats August 16, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      seriously! We’ll need some pink or purple ones.

      • franhunne4u August 16, 2016 at 11:40 am #

        Aren’t they all purple these days? Wherever I look today, people wear red converse/trainers … Very funny when I stand at the tramstop, the door opens and a sea of red shoes pours out …

      • Herding Cats August 16, 2016 at 11:42 am #

        Red is classic. I have a pair of maroon ones myself 😀

      • franhunne4u August 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

        Not that I earn anything for recommending the evil empire … But now that you have the “official name” – maybe you can find a cheaper source?

  2. Renee Anne August 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    WOOOHOOOOO! I might want a pair for myself….but I have slightly wide feet. I’ll have to try them on. Also, maybe for Little Man. I can’t remember if Maura runs or not….so, if she does run at all, can she run in them (or jump around like any other overly-excited child)? The last thing I’d want is to have one of them flying off…

  3. figspowart August 17, 2016 at 4:47 am #

    Excellent! I’m getting a pair for Happy Chin! I was waiting for the self lacing sneaker from Nike but I probably couldn’t afford it anyway…

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