Dr. Seuss meets Converse


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Illustrations by beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss are now emblazoned on Chuck Taylors, the classic canvas shoes from Converse. There is a pair of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” shoes and, of course, “The Cat in the Hat” shoes (above). And there are two sets of Thing One and Thing Two shoes, based on the rambunctious creatures from “The Cat in the Hat.”

Sadly, many of the best shoes are reserved for children. Only kids up to age 3 can wear the “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” sneakers, and older kids get “The Cat in the Hat.” Grown-ups have fewer choices, although they include a very meta off-white shoe that’s decorated with a full-sized illustration of a Chuck Taylor shoe, and a red-and-white striped shoe that appears to be torn from the Cat in the Hat’s hat.


Maybe they’re saving the Lorax and the Grinch for a future line of villainous shoes. And maybe someday we’ll see a pair with some Green Eggs on the left shoe and Ham on the right?

The Converse Chuck Taylor Dr. Seuss shoes retail for $35-$65.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

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