Skip to comments.Retired teacher breaks world record with 733 pairs of Converse sneakers
Posted on 01/07/2012 5:09:51 PM PST by smokingfrog
As one of the most popular shoes in the world, there are few people who don't own a pair of Converse All-Stars.
But Penny Gold loves them more than most.
The retired teacher, 63, from Lake Mary, Florida, has just been named a world record holder for her 733-strong collection by the World Records Academy.
Mrs Gold, who is now submitting an application to Guinness World Records in the hope that it too will award her a title, told how she started collecting Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars when she was a child living in Brooklyn, New York.
She admits she only really started taking her obsession seriously 15 years ago, but estimates that she has spent $15,000 on the collection, buying pairs for around $20 each on weekly trips to the three Converse outlets in Orlando.
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I hear she is going to receive the Imelda Marcos Award tomorrow night.
She must have a cast-iron pension.
I never was a big Converse fan. A couple of years ago someone was talking about bringing back Pony. Maybe I could get a pair of retro Ponys to start my collection.
2 things about Chuck Taylors I found out this year...
first, original pre-60’s Chucks that use some different rubber gum material are worth several hundred dollars a piece.
second, Detroit fashion designer Varvatos made a signature line this year and had standard Chucks for sale at over $180 a piece.
I’ve been the the Converse outlet in Orlando, some lowtop Chuck classics sell for as little as $12 on sale days.
I wish shoe luck Mrs Gold.
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