I like to live by the rule when shopping that I should only purchase if I believe I can commit to wearing the item 30+ times. When it comes to comfy shoes in which I'm able to run for the tube in, I can pretty much guarantee I will wear them over and over and over again. This is true of my old, OLD converse. The great thing about them is they go with everything from jeans 'n' the oldest t-shirt to smartie dresses. I'm one of those gals always overdressed. I just can't wait for a particular event to wear the party dress, and I don't want to wait. Our Sunday best should be worn everyday. This is the case with this dress, I couldn't wait to wear it so the converse were my way of making it acceptable for college, work and food shopping. Since the weather last weekend wasn't quite warm enough to go al fresco without a coato, I matched the world's oldest converse with an equally old and very loved leather jacket. Both worn 300+ times so I'm comfortably winning at the 30+ wears rule!