You already know that my very favorite shoes for the kitchen are Converse hi-tops (they’ve been in the Sara’s Pick’s archive ever since this site launched.) So you can imagine how excited I was when Bill Nichols, a viewer who is also a Converse fan, e-mailed me that the company is offering the option of designing your own personal pair of Chuck Taylor hi-tops. You can select from a variety of colors and patterns and decide on everything from outside body color to tongue color to racing stripe, stitching, and more. And then they will add your name or a message, if you wish. Go to www.converse.com to get started. I am going to.