Verdict from 7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid is a lot more comfortable than the regular Chucks said most reviewers.
  • Some appreciated the easy slip on and off construction of this Chucks.
  • With a retro edge to the classic Converse style, the All Star Street Core Canvas Mid is stylish and great looking as stated by many buyers.
  • Several consumers noted that they liked the mid-top profile of this shoe because it looks like a high-top without the ankle restriction and excessive lacing.
  • The extra padding on the collar and tongue of this mid-top impressed heaps of reviewers for the added comfort they provide.
  • A few reviewers claimed that although this shoe’s support isn’t great, it is good enough for daily activities.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid gained lots of negative feedback on its too short shoelaces.
  • Some reported that the bulge on the shoe’s collar near the ankle tends to rub on the skin which in turn cause a bit of discomfort.
  • Many wearers said that this shoe is narrow and tight in the toe area.
  • A few reviewers noted that this mid-top’s flat sole could use a little more arch support.

Bottom line

For so long, the classic Chuck Taylor has always been a favorite among sneaker fans despite its minimal construction and padding. Converse finally addressed this issue and gave the iconic silhouette an upgrade through the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid.

The upgraded features make the classic Chucks even more desirable and functional without losing its retro character. The collar and tongue give out a plush in-shoe feel, while the elastic tongue allows easy on and off wear. One minor drawback though is the short laces.

User reviews:

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.

Keeping the retro style and classic features of the original Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid comes in a mid-top construction with an all canvas upper and rubber toe cap and bumper. Upgrades are noticeable, as seen on the sufficiently padded tongue and collar that add a bit of bulky look to the shoe. Like the original All Star, its overall look suits well with either shorts or jeans for both men and women regardless of age.

A great example of taking a classic and making it better is the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Street Core Canvas Mid. It features the Converse All Star signature all canvas upper and rubber toe cap but upgrades with ample padding surrounding the collar and tongue. Cushioning is also much better with this new iteration, which makes it more comfortable when worn. The tongue is also different, as it is made elastic for easy on and off wear similar to slip-on shoes.

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.

  • The pull tab on the heel functions for easy on/off wear of this shoe.
  • The eyelets are of metal material for added durability.
  • The rubber outsole bears a custom diamond tread pattern for traction.
  • As a nod to the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the toe bumper of this shoe model is textured, and the midsole features the signature stripe. The medial side also features two extra eyelets for ventilation.
  • The Converse All Star brandings are visible on the tongue and heel.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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