Who should buy the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High 

This retro revival of the classic Chucks is a steal if:

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Who should NOT buy it

This shoe isn't for you if you prefer having a Converse high-top for $60 or less. You can put this aside if you are tired of the canvas style and want the best option made of leather. If you love everything about this shoe yet find the monochromatic upper boring, check out the Chuck 70's wide range of design options. 

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Wrapped with a sturdier canvas

Its cover is far from looking like the flimsy fabric used for grocery tote bags. This 12-ounce cotton canvas is thicker than those on the earlier Chucks. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High upper

Another layer of canvas is stitched to the sides of its vamp for added strength and durability. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High vamp

Reduces pressure under the foot

It's a lot comfier than the past models. Instead of the usual fiberboard used in the classic Chucks, this upgraded style gets beefier with soft removable OrthoLite insole and Poron foam integrated to its sole. These significantly help reduce stress on the feet and legs, allowing you to stay comfy all day on concrete.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High sole

It needs a bit of break-in

It can be a little tight around the toe box at first since it's made with substantially higher rubber foxing and narrower width. The fit improves after giving it ample break-in time. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High toe

Equipped with better quality laces

The laces are relatively thicker and of better quality than other retro CTAS. 

Lace holes get reinforced

Even the lace holes received better treatment using nickel-plated grommets. These shiny elements add a premium touch to the shoe and delay any signs of rust.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High two

Dolled up ankle patch

Talk about deluxe detailing. The heat-welded ankle patch is replaced with soft leather with embossed Chuck Taylor details. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High ankle patch

Grippier than ever

On the flip side, the design remains the same. But it feels tackier, preventing unwanted slips on a polished floor. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High outsole

Facts / Specs

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

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