​a call to arms from the new chuck taylor II styles

A shoe so good, they made it twice.

by i-D Staff
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02 April 2016, 12:35pm

If any shoe offered a call to action, it would be the Chuck Taylor. It's a sneaker that demands to be worn and the Chuck II, if it's name is anything to go by, surely demands to be worn twice as much. Designed for people who are ready for more, people who want to push boundaries and challenge tradition in a shoe that, you know, actually looks mega at the same time. To celebrate the launch of the new colourways, we found three creative people that are looking at the world differently and asked them what's blowing their minds right now. It's the dawning of a new era; don't get caught in the wrong shoes.

London based music artist Lancey Fox styled by PAUSE online 

Name
Johnson Gold

Age
24 Years Old

What do you do?
Magazine Editor (PAUSE online), capture street style, reveals the latest trends and give style advice, whilst promoting stylish and influential products for guys.

Why do you do it?

To redefine men's fashion.

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing?
Venturing into street style photography.

Where do you live?
London.

How do you feel inspired by the city you live in?
I feel most inspired by how confident people dress on the streets. The fast paced city is one of the biggest capitals for fashion, so you can find inspiration anywhere.

What song are you playing on repeat right now?
Rihanna - Work.

What country do you most want to visit?
US (Well, especially East coast).

Where do you look for inspiration for your blog?

Instagram, 24/7.

What does your blog say about you?
The blog is a reflection of my own style.

Finish the sentence: Style is...
Introducing yourself without having to speak. What you wanna say, what you wanna do and where you wanna go.

@pause_online

Name
Tom Oliver Payne

Age
28

What do you do?
I work with architects to plan buildings and spaces. I also take photos and write about cities.

Why do you do it?
When I was a kid I always hoped we'd get a skatepark in our neighbourhood, so I started writing about how good skateparks are for cities. Now I still kind of do that but not just for skateparks. I'm always checking out different places, so it's always interesting.

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing?
Film making.

Where do you live?
London.

How do you feel inspired by the city you live in?

The people in London inspire me most. A lot of people here come from nothing and are trying to make something of themselves, so there's always someone with a different perspective or creative idea. There's a lot of ambition here.

What song are you playing on repeat right now?
Breathe This Air by Jon Hopkins.

What country do you most want to visit?
China. I want to see the big cities and experience the crazy growth happening there right now. I think it'd be cool to take photos in the smog.

Where do you look for inspiration for your blog?
I'm inspired by the things that make a place really cool but other people don't really talk about.

What does your blog say about you?
Always interested in what's going on around me.

Finish the sentence: Style is...
Minimalist.

@tomoliverpayne

Name
Matthew Pike

Age
30

What do you do?
Freelance Writer, Blogger and Content Creator.

Why do you do it?
For the pursuit of happiness, in a job that isn't isn't a regular 9-5.

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing?
I would tell me younger self to train as an architecture, or something in product design.

Where do you live?
Blackpool, Lancashire.

How do you feel inspired by the city you live in?
The seaside brings me tons of pleasure, memories and chilled out vibes. It's not the most creative city, but it sure is full of colour.

What song are you playing on repeat right now?
Anything by Johnny Cash or Huarache Lights by Hot Chip.

What country do you most want to visit?
Right now it would have to be China, or somewhere closer to home: Iceland.

Where do you look for inspiration for your blog?
Creative design blogs, photography sharing sites, marketing magazines, Instagram, in shops… Endless really.

What does your blog say about you?
Finish the sentence: Style is…. only your own if you feel 100% comfortable.

@mat_buckets

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