Fit & Sizing
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid is a unisex shoe available in men’s sizing that ranges from 3 to 13 in Medium width. Half sizes are from 3.5 to 11.5. For women, two sizes down their usual size would give an accurate fit. For example, a size 9 in women's is approximately size 7 in men's sizing.
This Chucks variation's mid-cut profile allows moderate ankle support without much restriction of foot movement. Sufficient padding surrounds the collar and tongue, in addition to the equally padded insoles, for plush in-shoe feel and fit. The lace-up closure is designed mainly for aesthetics since the tongue is made elastic for easy on and off.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid History
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is undeniably one of the most popular and fundamental shoes ever produced. It plays a large part in the history of footwear, influencing different subcultures among varying industries from sports to music.
It was in 1917 when the Chucks first made an appearance. Designed initially as a basketball shoe, it features a high-cut construction, a canvas upper, and a rubber sole. It was renamed Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in 1925, or two years after Converse hired basketball player Charles "Chuck" Taylor as its salesman for the said shoe. Taylor's involvement was not limited to selling the shoes. He became involved as well in the design improvement that molded the Chucks we all know today. Through him, the original silhouette got better ankle support and increased traction.
From then on, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star started gaining recognition on basketball courts. It was the US Basketball Team’s official shoe for the 1936 Olympics. It also made history in 1939 when both basketball teams (Oregon and Ohio State) who competed for the NCAA Championship were wearing it. It was not until the ‘60s that Converse started making the All Star available in multiple colors. Before then, the classic shoe was only available in white and black canvas.
The upsurge of technologically-advanced basketball shoes in the ‘80s made the All Star backed away from the spotlight for a while, but new doors of opportunities eventually opened. It gained recognition as well in the skate community and the music industry. Such led to the All Star's transition to becoming more of lifestyle footwear and less of a hoop shoe. Up to this day, the All Star remains an iconic shoe that consumers, regardless of age, still patronize.
For over a 100 years since its inception, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star has been continuously receiving several releases in countless colorways and different versions including the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid. This modern upgrade on the timeless silhouette retains the classic details of the All Star such as the canvas upper, the rubber toe cap, and the flexible rubber sole. However, with this shoe, Converse addressed one of the drawbacks of the original All Star by incorporating sufficient padding around the collar and tongue, and an added cushioning for improved comfort. It is also in mid-cut profile, which provides a bit of ankle support without being too restricting of foot movement. The All Star Street Core Canvas Mid is available in several colorways.