Who are you?
I am James (Jamie) Tallerico. I am an apparel/graphic designer currently working at Converse as a Senior Global Brand Designer. But most importantly I am a father to two wonderful little dudes.
What’s you favorite pair of shoes?
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70.
They are great because they are the Chucks from the 70’s and they are more comfortable then OG Chucks. These Chucks sit a little taller and that is a plus for someone that is 5’5”. They also have a beautiful retro styling to them.
Where did you get them?
I got them at work, obviously. I had been working at Nike in Sportswear apparel and had been wearing nothing but Nike SB Janoskis. Then I decided to transfer to Converse to do something different with my career. I hadn’t worn Chucks in years, because the OGs hurt my feet. But I was recommended these from a co-worker and they are great. I love them.
Share something that’s happened to you while wearing those shoes?
My old pair traveled with me on my road trip from Portland to Boston via OKC. They were purchased in San Diego. Traveled to Mexico for vacation. They have seen the Big Sky Country. Been to Little Big Horn. Got rained on at Mt Rushmore. Ate pizza at Hideaway. Hung out in Columbus, Ohio for a few days. Walked around Brooklyn. And finally took me to my first day at Converse. They saw a lot of action.
What sign are you?
Libra. But I wish BADASS was a sign.