Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops are comfortable footwear, plenty of users said.
  • According to many testers, these shoes from Converse’s high-top lineup are versatile and can be used for many physical activities, including weightlifting and skateboarding as well as kicking around in every day.
  • A lot of purchasers loved the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top sneakers’ timeless design that’s updated with a new stonewash twist.
  • The lifestyle shoes provide great value despite the inexpensive price, several buyers said.
  • Despite being high-top shoes, these Converse kicks manage to be light, reported a small number of buyers.
  • A few customers noted that the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top shoes are easy to clean.
  • The retro silhouette provides a good fit for several users width-wise.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops run large according to some reviewers.
  • The uppers of the red colorway of the shoes dye-stained a customer’s white laces.
  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top unisex shoes do not provide much padding or arch support, several people said.

Bottom line

Classics always have a place in any era, and nothing gets more classic than the Converse brand. The Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops, another fresh iteration of the beloved Chucks silhouette, contain all the retro polish and style of the original but also feature a modern design that new generations of Chuck lovers would like.

The comfort remains the same, and the fit is just as excellent today as it was back then. The shoes’ profile may be high, but the construction is light, which makes these shoes the perfect every day go-to footwear.

Facts

Fit & Sizing

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops are available in men’s and women’s sizes. They are offered in measurements ranging from 3 to 13, although this sizing system is based on men’s size values. There is traditionally a 2-size difference between the men’s and women’s in Converse kicks. Women have to remember to adjust their measurement and size down.

The sneakers have flat soles, just like many other retro kicks, and do not contain much padding. People who need arch support may need to purchase inserts.

The sizing runs large by about a half size. Women may need to go down by 2 ½ while men need to go down by only a half. The fit, meanwhile, is excellent because the uppers somewhat adjust to the shape of the foot.

Chucks are lifestyle sneakers that attract people from all walks of life because of their simplicity and classic looks. The sneakers fit everyone, no matter the age. And because of the sneakers’ versatility, you can match them with anything from shorts to suits.

Chucks are the quintessential footwear of many a generation, and the clamor for these classics has not waned over the years. In fact, it has only grown over the years particularly after fresh iterations, such as  the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top trainers, are continually being churned out.

Although relatively little has changed in these versions of the Chucks, the silhouette is kept fresh by the new update of stonewashed canvas. There is no tech involved in these shoes, but the comfort is excellent and they’re built to last.

The story of Chucks, as Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars are more popularly known, started in 1917 in Malden Massachusetts. The shoes were named the Non-Skids and had grippy, diamond-patterned soles. They were not intended to be basketball shoes, but some people found out that they were excellent when used for the sport.

While sales were brisk, they weren’t really at the level they were at now. Not until a young man named Chuck Taylor entered the scene. He was a brilliant salesman and basketball coach. As Converse brand ambassador, he pitched the All Stars wherever he went to conduct basketball clinics, and that was all over the country. He was so good at it that at one time, 90 percent of all college and pro basketball players wore nothing but the All Stars.

To honor Chuck and his enormous contribution to the brand, Converse decided to rename the All Stars to the Chuck Taylor All Stars in 1934.

Since the shoes’ inception, their construction has largely remained untouched except for a few minor tweaks here and there. Although the brand has released many, many variations of the silhouette throughout the years. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Top trainers are examples of this. The profile, materials, and construction are basically the same as the original with the exception of the canvas uppers having a stonewashed finish.

  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Stone Wash High Tops feature medial eyelets to keep the feet cool, Chuck Patch detailing at the sides of the heels, and stonewashed canvas uppers.
  • Colorways include enamel red/white and black/white.

Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com