The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is the one that started it all for Converse. When it comes to sneakers, there’s nothing more pure than a canvas upper and a vulcanized rubber sole. This is the sneaker that spawned countless imitators, with its rubber toe cap, toe bumper and striping.
Created in 1917 as a non-skid basketball shoe, the All Star was originally promoted for its superior court performance by basketball mastermind Chuck Taylor. But over the decades, something incredible happened: The sneaker, with its timeless silhouette and unmistakable ankle patch, was organically adopted by rebels, artists, musicians, dreamers, thinkers and originals.