Our verdict

The Converse Run Star Hike comes with a chunky platform that even we adore. Yes, we can't seem to get enough of its elevating design. An eye-catching twist on a classic sneaker, this budget-friendly high-top shoe from Converse delivers a futuristic vibe in a modern style without sacrificing its remarkable comfort.


  • Stylish
  • Uniquely-modified Chucks
  • Comfy
  • Elevated
  • Lightweight
  • Pairs well with any attire
  • Supportive


  • Gets dirty easily
  • Its laces are too long
  • Lacks traction

Audience verdict


Who should buy the Converse Run Star Hike

There are over a dozen Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers here at RunRepeat, and this platform version might be the one for you if you want a wallet-friendly Converse trainer that will add inches to your height without compromising comfort.

Converse Run Star Hike logo

Who should NOT buy the Converse Run Star Hike 

If you don’t like a Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette that elevates you, consider getting its classic low-top version. But if you want to keep its thick outsole but dislike the design, check out the Chuck Taylor Run Star Motion.

Converse Run Star Hike heel part

A slight upgrade on the classic Chuck Taylor All Star

The Converse Run Star Hike stays true to its roots with the timeless appeal of the Chucks All Star. We are amazed that it keeps the classic upper's high-top construction and adds a futuristic touch to finish the silhouette with its attention-catching platform sole.

Converse Run Star Hike platform

Although it was built from the DNA of its main predecessor, we found that this silhouette boasts its design twist and showcases its originality. Its upper sits atop a chunky platform with a rounded heel and spiked, two-toned outsole.

Converse Run Star Hike outsole

Despite this chunky upgrade, we experienced great comfort in this sneaker.

Run Star Hike: Ankle’s protected, fit secured

Sporting a high-top profile, this futuristic rendition of the Chucks All Star provided us with ankle support and protection.

Converse Run Star Hike high cut

This also locked our feet down in a secure, adjustable fit with its lace-up enclosure.

Converse Run Star Hike laces

Elevate your look with this Converse sneaker

A modern take on a classic sneaker, this shoe combines past, present, and future, which we truly appreciate. 

Converse Run Star Hike side profile

With the remarkable twist given to the classic Chucks, the Run Star Hike silhouette still manages to capture the versatility and stylish character of the classic Chucks. With its eye-catching design also comes a fashion statement, which is what exactly led us to turn heads naturally.