Size and fit

Converse Chuck 70 High Tops are unisex shoes that commonly run large on feet, as reported by the brand itself. Potential buyers are advised to go down a half size at least. 

The shoes have comfy insoles with a little more arch support compared to the regular Chucks’ flat ones. The lateral support is much better as aside from being high-top shoes, Chuck 70s also sport thick fabric uppers that can stand on their own.

These high-tops use a lace-up closure system that features heavier laces and larger eyelet grommets than their Chuck Taylor All Star High Top counterparts.

Converse Chuck 70 High Top Style

The Converse Chucks have made their mark in the history of sports and fashion. The classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes have become an essential part of many people’s wardrobe from teenagers to adults. Despite the sneakers’ basketball roots, they have successfully transitioned from sport to being a significant factor in fashion.

The Converse Chuck 70 High Tops, being modern nods to the classic Chucks carry the same appeal and vibe of their iconic ancestor. The versatility of the silhouette enables users to match the shoes up with different kinds of ensembles ranging from the semi-formal look to street style.

A pairing of a t-shirt and skinny jeans is the most usual outfit to go with these high-top sneakers, but trust us when we say these classic kicks look good with almost anything. Joggers, cuffed jeans, shorts, dresses, and skirts all look good with the Converse Chuck 70 High Top shoes.

Notable Features

Converse Chuck High 70 High Tops contain all of the things you love about the iconic basketball shoes with very little of the ‘cons.’ These modern versions of the classic are ‘go anywhere, do everything’ kind of shoes that place comfort above all else. Make no mistake. These are seriously stylish kicks that anyone should be pleased to own.

The shoes’ style calls to everyone, from the young to the old generation. There is no age divide, nor is there any cultural gap. The shoes’ strength comes from how they appeal to everyone. Simply put, they cross all barriers.

Converse Chuck 70 High Top History

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes carry a rich history within the silhouette itself. The shoes have been such a huge part of the history of basketball that the Converse Chuck Taylor name is often synonymous with the sport. Since the shoes’ inception in 1917, they have remained popular and in production even after a hundred years later.

The first production of the silhouette featured high-top shoes in a brown colorway with black trims. Converse simply called this model the ‘Non’Skid.’ These shoes’ soles had diamond patterns that gripped so well, hence the name. It wasn’t until three years later that the shoes would be named the ‘All-Stars.’

A year after the shoes were renamed, a young man named Charles ‘Chuck’ Taylor, who played for the Firestone Non-Skids, came into the Converse store to complain about his sore feet. He’d been wearing the All-Stars since high school varsity, and he might have had some ideas about how to fix the shoes. This last bit is pure speculation. No one really knows what went on inside, just that when Chuck came out, he was suddenly Converse brand ambassador and salesman.

Chuck pitched the Converse All Stars wherever he went. He set up basketball clinics for players and teams to teach them more about the sport including the fundamentals and newly established rules. He took pictures of teams wearing Converse shoes and placed them in the company’s annual basketball yearbook. Because of his marketing genius, sales of the All Star shoes skyrocketed, and it became hard to imagine basketball without thinking of the All Stars.

In 1934, 13 years after joining the company, the brand honored him by adding his name to the patch detail of the shoes. After that, the shoes became known as Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars.

  Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High Top kicks

Chuck 70 High Top sneakers are the descendants of the Chuck Taylors that came out in the 70s. The 70s version contained some small changes that the brand gave the silhouette to offset rising production costs and keep the manufacturing process within the U.S.

Chuck 70 shoes were released in 2013, and these contained the DNA from the 70s model plus enhancements to give the silhouette modern comfort and durability. For example, the canvas fabric used for the uppers is far thicker in the Chuck 70 models than in the standard version. Although the old fabric was tough, the 12oz weaves on the Chuck 70 high-tops were even tougher and thicker.

The Chuck 70s also contained higher soles (5 mm higher) and varnished midsoles and toe caps for a better and cleaner finish. Cushioned foam insoles were also added as well as heavy cotton laces, nickel-plated eyelets, and thicker soles made of a denser rubber compound. 

Nice to know

 

  • Converse Chuck 70 High Top shoes feature the classic vulcanized rubber outsoles from Converse.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Converse Chuck 70
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, EVA, OrthoLite, Vulc Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.