Chuck Taylor All Star
Converse - 1920s
Established in 1908, Converse produced its first All Star basketball shoe in 1917. In the 1920s, the sneaker was updated with a thicker rubber sole and single canvas upper. In 1921 Chuck Taylor (basketball player for the Akron Firestones) joined the Converse Sales Force because he saw the potential of the All Star silhouette. Thanks to Chuck Taylor, the sneaker eventually became very popular and in 1932 'Chuck Taylor' was even added to the ankle patch, which led to the birth of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette shown here is from the 1980s and features the signature canvas upper in burgundy. The classical branding can also be found on the inside. White laces threaded through metal eyestays match the white rubber outsole. A timeless classic, this sneaker was produced in the United States.