When you look throughout the history of sneakers, you will find a lot of shoes that transcended the culture. Air Jordans made collecting sneakers fun and evolved the sneaker industry into a profitable business for everyone. The Stan Smith from adidas made tennis shoes fun to wear because of its celebrity endorsements. The Nike white Uptowns have been on just about every single one of our feet at some point in our lives. But when it comes to the sneaker that started it all, there is no competition. Since its debut in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star has become one of the world’s most iconic and legendary sneakers.
The sneaker has grown from an athletic performance silhouette to one of the most universally respected lifestyle sneakers you can find around the globe. Just walk around the city of New York or the streets of Los Angeles and I bet you will see more than a handful of people rocking them. It is a sneaker that was made for everyone. Whether it is your normal everyday person, rockstar, fashion icon, or rappers like Wiz Khalifa and YG, the Chuck Taylor will always have its place in any culture.
It is amazing that 98 years later the sneaker is still in high demand for its simplicity, cheap cost, and its versatility. While celebrating the launch of the Converse Chuck Taylor II High and Low editions now at Champs Sports, we decided to give you a Visual History of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.
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