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Converse Move Platform is a foot-friendly upgrade


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In the world of sneakers filled with hype, few shoes are more timeless than the Converse Chuck Taylors. The iconic shoe has been around for a long time generations, looks great on everyone and adds a cool layer to any outfit. How much I love my Chucks, even I have to admit they’re not the best supportive shoes in my wardrobe. When I know I’ll be walking or standing for such a long period of time, I find myself reaching for something with more padding. But when the shoes I brought on my honeymoon didn’t fit while walking around the city, I ended up impulsively buying a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star Move Platforms ($75) and loved them so much that I kept wearing them. they. for the rest of our trip.

I noticed the Move Platform Chuck, coming back in 2021, is Street more comfortable than the original, so comfortable in fact that all the other shoes I packed (there are many, believe me) remained intact in my suitcase for the rest of my two-week trip. I wore these sneakers everywhere—from standing in line to tour the Duomo to walking the cobblestone streets until the sun goes down — and they are still an everyday sneaker for me. Despite looking identical to the famous Chucks, the Move Platform blew me away. I had to understand how and why two seemingly similar shoes were so different so I asked a podiatrist to weigh in.

What makes the Chuck Taylor All Star Moving Platform so good? We spoke to a podiatrist.

According to Alissa Kuizinas DPM and founder of Doctor Ark, despite their undeniable popularity and style, the original Chuck Taylor All Star Classics have some downsides from a foot health perspective. Dr. Kuizinas explains. “The other downside is the stiffness of the sole, which can cause foot fatigue and pain, especially during the mid-break before the shoe becomes more flexible.”

These are all tracings, considering the inevitable soreness I feel from walking a lot in my Chucks. Of course, I still love them, but have worn them long enough to know that they’re more suited to Trader Joe’s dinners and runs than day-long outings and travel.

side-by-side image of the author wearing converse move platform sneakers
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I found the All Star Move Platform’s toe box to be a little more spacious than the original model, and Dr. Kuizinas says the iteration of the new shoe features other foot-friendly upgrades over the original model. “The extra padding in the shoe will make you more comfortable and more comfortable when walking long distances,” she explains. Unlike the original Chuck, the Move Platform is made with an OrthoLite sole that feels smooth under my feet while remaining lightweight. So it’s no surprise why I’ve run a few serious miles in these—no soreness or calluses, which is unheard of, especially for a brand new pair of shoes. “They also have a little spring in the toe that can help the foot rock through each step more easily,” says Dr. A little spring in your footsteps is exactly what you need when walking and standing for a long day.

And Converse shoppers also love the Move’s comfortable fit, earning the shoe a 4.8-star rating out of 500+ reviews. “The most comfortable pair of Converse I have ever owned,” one customer wrote in a 5-star review. “They really feel like they have support in that.” Another shopper said she even bought a pair for her 72-year-old mother and she loves them, saying that the lighter soles and supportive cushioning make all the difference. “They are the best she has ever had on her feet,” she wrote. I couldn’t agree more.

Stylish though, the Move Platforms are more than just a pretty shoe. With soft cushioning, innovative toe springs and a sturdy, supportive sole, the Converse Move Platforms are a *step* in the right direction when it comes to foot health.

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