A Brief History Of The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneaker

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A Brief History Of The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneaker

Words by Ms Molly Isabella Smith

14 June 2020

Converse Non-Skid All Stars, 1923. Photograph courtesy of The Converse Archive

Converse athletic footwear catalogue, 1971. Photograph courtesy of The Converse Archive

“In 1934, the words ‘Chuck Taylor’ were added to the shoe’s signature heel patch, where they remain today”

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, circa 1971. Photograph courtesy of The Converse Archive

“The All Star becomes a part of culture… It goes on to have meaning in many different realms outside of basketball”

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