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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Low Tops are offered for women. The sneakers run big according to the brand site, which suggests adjusting shoe measurement by a half size. A traditional lacing system locks the feet down securely.
The double-stacked soles provide ample stability when walking around, although for people who’ve never worn platforms, these may take some getting used to. The thick soles also boost cushioning and comfort.
Like other Converse sneakers, these elevated Chucks can also enhance your every outfit with a hint of street. The black and white colorways of the Converse All Star Platform Low Chuck Taylors both look good when paired with sundresses, distressed jeans, denim shorts, or capri pants. Leggings, an oversized sweater, and these shoes work really well together too. Nothing beats Chucks for ease of use and styling. They match well with everything. Yes, even suits.
Chuck Taylors are icons in the sneaker industry and staple footwear for many. However, the Converse brand did not rest on their laurels and instead reinterpreted the classic silhouette into a street-chic model in the form of the Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Low. The shoes come with the same level of comfiness that you’d come to expect from the beloved CT silhouette, but the double-stacked rubber soles give the sneaks a modern turn.
While many love the Chuck Taylor silhouette, few know these kicks have been with us for longer than a century. It all started in 1915 when Converse started applying its rubber knowledge to developing sneakers. (The company previously manufactured galoshes and cleats.) In 1917, the brand produced a high-top silhouette named the Non-Skid. Little did Converse know that this simple canvas shoe would later become synonymous with the game of basketball.
Three years after the brand came out with the Non-Skid, Converse renamed it the All Star. That wouldn’t be the end of the name change, however, because 14 years later, in 1934, Converse would again rename the shoes. This time in honor of the man who did so much for the game, and who, more than anyone else, helped the Converse name become a byword in the basketball industry.
The shoes were such a resounding success that by the 1960s, about 90 percent of players wore Chuck Taylor All Stars. Sadly, however, after decades of reigning supreme in the court, the popularity of the Chucks as bball footwear waned. In the late 70s, it came to an end. But the 70s were also the time when the sneakers would enter a new phase in life as casual shoes.
As lifestyle sneakers, a vast number of colorways sprouted for the Chuck Taylors. They also became the subject of a number of collaborations and were treated to different reinterpretations. One of the most recent iterations of the old classic is this elevated silhouette. Staying mostly faithful to its roots, the Converse CTAS Platform Lows captured the classic styling of the original and mixed it flawlessly with subtle modern tweaks.
- These lifted Chuck Taylor shoes feature durable canvas uppers, vulcanized rubber soles, medial eyelets for ventilation, and reimagined license plates.