Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers found Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip sneakers to be so comfortable that they’ve turned these into their everyday throw-on shoes.
  • Plenty of purchasers loved the style of the kicks as well as the extra height the shoes afforded.
  • These low top Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip shoes provide a perfect fit, according to several users who said these stretched out to perfection after a few wears.
  • A good number of buyers were so much pleased with these shoes from Converse that they bought or are thinking of buying more pairs in other colors.
  • The low-top slip-on Converse kicks are easy to clean, a few customers noted.
  • A handful of consumers were pleased to report that Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slips got them a lot of compliments.
  • The sneakers are “worth the money,” a tester stated.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of users reported that Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip sneakers run too big.
  • Several people noted that the platform sneakers are not easy to put on because the tongues are sewed down.
  • The shoes need to be broken in first, a few individuals remarked.

Bottom line

Another fresh new take on Converse’s classic hundred-year-old silhouette, Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slips live up to their ancestor’s legacy of compelling simplicity. The shoes have a straightforward look that is only made more arresting by the platform soles.

The low-top shoes add a much welcome lift to users’ heights. They’re comfy as well which makes them perfect everyday kicks for the fashion-conscious.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Price: $65
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The women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip shoes are offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 11. Its soles don’t provide much arch support, as they’re quite flat, but they’re comfy enough for many users.

The sizing reportedly runs large by about a half to one full size, although more reviewers mentioned that sizing down by half was enough.

There are so many ways to wear platform shoes. The shoes will add a street-style look to a sexy, flared white dress. You can also pair them with skinny jeans, a simple tee, and a leather jacket for a biker chic look. Or keep it simple by matching the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slip sneakers with a sweater and jeans.

Every Chuck Taylor shoe, no matter the version or iteration, carries that unmistakable allure of simplicity. It’s not a plainness that gets boring, but rather a quiet and subtle look that pulls you in. These new variations of the old classics have that along with a certain flash brought in by the modern platform soles.

The core model of all Chuck Taylor shoes is the Converse All Star which debuted in 1917. The canvas sneakers contained diamond-patterned soles that provided excellent traction and which were deemed by players to be suitable for playing basketball.

When semi-pro basketball player and salesman, Chuck Taylor, became the brand ambassador of Converse, he pitched the All Star model wherever he went. He conducted basketball clinics all over the U.S., and during the course of the clinics, he would talk about how good the All Stars are and how players would benefit from using these.

Chuck’s pitch was a success, and because of it, sales for the model skyrocketed. In fact, in every pro and non-pro basketball game, most players wore All Stars on their feet. Chuck also contributed some tweaks to the model, and to honor all his contributions, Converse renamed the All Stars to Chuck Taylor All Stars.

The construction of the shoes has barely changed in the century since their debut with only a few minor changes here and there throughout the years. They have, however, undergone various makeovers. There are now low and mid-cut profiles, different fabrics like leather and denim, and now, lift soles. The All Star Platform Slip is among its many iterations. Apart from its elevated sole, the shoe’s tongue is attached to the shoe with an elastic gore for a no-lace, slip-on design.

  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Slips have soles double the height of regular Chucks.

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