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The history of Converse CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR

Imagined in 1917, nine after the brand's creation, the Converse All Star did not initially bear the name of Chuck Taylor. It’s fifteen years later, in 1932, that the American brand affixes the name of its salesperson, also player of basketball, on the pastille of its emblematic model.

Classic become timeless, the Chuck Taylor, initially designed for the practice of basketball, wears a rising rod. Made in cloth, she joined a leather lock On the inner side of the foot to protect the ankle and on which one can read the name of the brand, the model and the name of the one who became his ambassador, Chuck Taylor. Under this canvas base, there is a rubber sole For better grip.

Is the mid -1930s, shortly before Converse does not become a partner of 1936 Olympic Games And unveils the classic white version of the Chuck Taylor, which the pair is also revisited in a low version. This silhouette will then be carried by the badminton champion Jack Purcell, which will make her famous and will give her her name.

A basketball for men and women

Model both male and feminine, the Converse Chuck Taylor won like the Sneaker par excellence. Perfect with any outfit as it has variations, the Converse Chuck Taylor has surely already been carried with everything and especially by everyone.

After 100 years of existence, Chuck Taylor has gone through generations and has seduced many celebrities. Among them, Elvis Presley was photographed with the original All Star, Snoop Dogg with the classic black and white version, Rihanna with a red color, or Kurt Cobain With the black and white low rod.

Within Converse, she has experienced many variations. She was even revisited with a High and notched sole called the Converse Run Star Hike.

THERE Converse Chuck Taylor and his collaborations with worldwide success

Victim of its success, the Converse Chuck Taylor is known worldwide. In recent years, it has been revisited several times. One of the best known collaborations of Converse concerned Comme des Garçons. The red heart, a trademark of the Japanese label, quickly popularized on the silhouette of the Chuck Taylor.

The signed model Converse was also reinvented by designers like Kim Jones or JW Anderson. Other brands like Fear of God, Ambush or Off-White have also added their paw to this Converse.

French haute couture house, Dior was directly inspired by design Chuck Taylor for one of his models. Called B23, one of sneakers Dior takes up the curves of the Chuck Taylor with a luxury touch.

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