Generously padded in the collar and tongue, the shoe provides excellent comfort and ankle support. Its Cordura crafted upper is regarded by some consumers to fit a bit bigger than expected, prompting some to go half a size down.
Those who fancy a pair should know that it is available in both men's and women's sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 6 to 13, while ladies' sizes range from 8 to 15.
The renowned All Star just got a more durable update with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Cordura High Street High Top. Remaining faithful to the All Star heritage, this shoe exudes the classic appeal of its predecessor with a bit of the streets. Its bulky silhouette and higher tongue provide a more contemporary style that looks right at home in an urban setting. The shoe looks great with any casual ensemble but pairing it with cuffed jeans, shorts or joggers are best to showcase its killer high-top looks.
Perfect for the fast-paced lifestyle, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Cordura High Street High Top is tough and street-ready. The Cordura upper furnishes the kick with a subtle, stylish texture and provides superb resistance against scuffs and tears. The shoe's heavily padded construct offers a bulkier silhouette and an urban street style. Finally, the brand's signature iconic rubber toe cap and All Star ankle patch provides the classic touches to the shoe.
Converse first released their classic model called the All Star in 1917. It featured a canvas upper and rubber soles and was manufactured as a basketball kick. In 1923 Charles "Chuck" Taylor became a part of a basketball team that was coincidentally sponsored by Converse. Taylor eventually became a salesman for the company and did so well that Converse let him alter and improve the All Star to fit the demands of basketball. Taylor also got to put his signature on the All Star's patch and became synonymous with the shoe as time went by.
The All Star dominated the sport of basketball and was seen being worn by almost all professional basketball players. But as the 80s and 90s shifted to a wave of contemporary and high-tech shoes, the All Star slowly faded away. Converse eventually retired from the NBA in 2012 but has maintained its presence in the casual market as artists, musicians, and various youth groups adopted it.
Although the All Star didn't receive any significant changes throughout the years, the shoe's staying power remains in its classic design. Utilizing this time-tested formula, Converse has dished out new models by building on the original All Star's design. One of these newer models is the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Cordura High Street High Top. It maintains the original's appeal but with more street cred and updated comfort.
- The kick is available in Medium width.
- Its cushioned insoles are removable.
- Two medial side ventilation holes provide breathability.
- Metal eyelets help secure the shoelaces down and provide a lockdown fit.