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11 reasons to buy

  • Majority of reviewers highly recommended the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi.
  • This pair has a budget-friendly price point.
  • Available in multiple colorways.
  • Several users mentioned about the polished finishing of the All Star Core Hi from Converse.
  • Some of the reviewers applauded the nice color scheme of this kick.
  • Several times, the reviewers remarked that this is a nice addition to one's collection.
  • Many online buyers shared that this pair looks exactly as expected.
  • Suitable for everyday use, shared by a handful of reviewers.
  • Few said that they could use this pair for almost any casual wear. They cited that this pair is easy to style.
  • Some wearers mentioned about the stylish and timeless look of this sneaker.
  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Str Core Hi runs true to size.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Several users disclosed that the Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi has poor arch support.

Bottom line

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi can be described in two words - simple and timeless. This vintage profile displays fuss-free design with lightweight and flexible materials apt for laid-back stunts.

Although this pair doesn't provide cutthroat comfort and support, the brand opted to keep the classic elements untouched since this model was conceived. This silhouette is an excellent recommendation to buyers looking for a classic pair that never goes out of style. In fact, this shoe mysteriously looks even better years after years of being used.

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The high-top profile of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi was initially designed to give ample support for the basketball. Thus, the brand incorporated padded ankle and insole for the enhanced support. It has a lace up closure all the way up to the ankle to maximize the support on and off the hard court.

This shoe runs true to size for the women while it is suggested for men to grab a half size down than their normal size. This shoe is unisex and comes in men' sizes. Women's sizes are two size bigger than the men's sizes stamped on the bottom of the shoe. This shoe comes in sizes 3 to 17 US in men's and that means women can choose from ranges 5 to 19 US.

The high-top Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi features almost the exact elements of its ancestor but updated with more durable and softer canvas upper and more comfortable Ortholite insole for the modern market. The brand saved the iconic features like the rubber toe cap and the color-contrasted sidewall stripe for the authentic throwback look.

Also, Converse launched this in various colorways suitable for a diverse breed of consumers. Because of its perennial look, this shoe was adopted by a multitude of end users, from the sports to the music world and the fashion domain.

The Chucks Core Hi has remained simple and cool ever since it was launched in the early 1920s. Most wearers style their Chucks Core Hi with almost any casual or even semi-formal attire. Some favorite wedding events were styled with the Chucks to add character to the prim occasion. Meanwhile, some ladies pair this with their dresses to cut monotony to the girly ensemble.

Aside from the iconic high-top silhouette, what made the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi popular is its ankle patch. This ankle patch was first seen in the 1917 issue displaying the "All Star" logo. In 1932, the brand revamped this iconic logo by inserting the signature of Chuck Taylor across the star giving birth to the "Chuck Taylor All Star" iconic heel patch.

Back in 1908, the Converse Rubber Shoe Company was opened by a previous footwear manufacturing company manager, Marquis Mills Converse, in Massachusetts. They specialized in producing rubber based shoes called galoshes. In 1917, they released the Converse All Star,” the World’s first basketball performance shoes, but it was four years later that the history of their iconic name started.

The All-Star became the celebrated pair of athletic shoes in the 1940s until the 1960s. During those times, Converse acquired 80% of the overall US market. They introduced the black and white Chuck Taylor All Star and the low-cut Oxford Chuck and shortly introduced the colored version of Chucks in the 60s.

Years after that, Converse was able to sign deals about sponsorships and licensing which further increased the popularity of the brand to sports superstars and the public. From then on, they started fabricating shoes not only for the basketball court but also for multiple occasions. Converse blurred the line between trainers and casual footwear. Later on, the Cons became all-event footwear, personalities wore them on the red carpet and even during weddings.

Meanwhile, Charles Chuck” Taylor, a basketball superstar, walked into the Converse store in 1921 and complained about having sore feet. The Converse offered him a job as a salesman and be the brand ambassador all around the United States. He drove across the US promoting the canvas or leather ankle-high upper with thick rubber sole sneakers.

Taylor became very much involved in the marketing and development of All-Star. Hence the Converse decided to name the iconic shoes after him, Chuck Taylor. In 1932, they placed his signature on the All-Star logo and added the eyelets for ventilation. Taylor continued to work under Converse until his death in 1969.

The original version of the All-Star, which was later on named Chuck Taylor, was assembled with brown color and black trimming. It was comprised of the very thick rubber sole and covered the ankle with canvas or leather. In 1957, low-cut version was presented which was more casual and became perfect for the streetwear and helped the Converse own the 80% of market share of the whole sneaker industry during that time.

Over the years, this shoe was called various names by different generations - Chucks, Cons, All-Stars are just some of its monikers. In 2003, another hardcore sports brand Nike acquired the Converse. Nike would instead buy brands than develop casual shoes.

As a spinoff of the classic Chucks, Converse launched the Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi. This shoe is one variation of the century-old Chucks which features a refined and softer canvas upper with color contrasted sidewall stripe. This shoe also has the Ortholite sockliner for the added comfort. This casual kick continues to reign the modern fashion with its timeless style and comfort.

  • This product weighs 343 grams.
  • The metal eyelet vents found in the midsole enhances the airflow.
  • The outsole is made of vulcanized rubber for lightness and flexibility.
  • The Ortholite insole was inserted for a more comfortable cushioning and prevent odor formation.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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