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12 reasons to buy

  • The Converse One Star Suede Low Top comes with a soft interior, as mentioned by a couple of users.
  • Its low-top profile grants flexibility around the ankle region, cited by some.
  • The exterior is velvety as opposed to hairy suede versions of other One Star Suede varieties.
  • According to a significant number of users, its OrthoLite inner sole is cushy and comfortable on the feet.
  • The moisture-wicking component of the footbed keeps the feet dry and fresh, beamed by some buyers.
  • Many of those who went for this sneaker said they loved its style.
  • It is comfortable to use all day, highlighted by several satisfied users.
  • Its suede body stays in shape for an extended period.
  • According to several wearers, its upper softens over time.
  • It has a grippy sole that offers stability.
  • This One Star version is fit for summer, spring, and fall.
  • A budget-friendly unisex sneaker.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of spenders, including those with narrow feet, found this sneaker to be a tad tight.

Bottom line

Converse reimagined its iconic One Star utilizing a velvety cover with the drop of the Converse One Star Suede Low Top. This silhouette that once captured the souls of b-boys and skaters is winning the hearts of those who love vintage styles. Although the initial fit of this this supple-finished kick felt tight and narrow, the adequate break-in time paid off. No wonder many count this shoe as one of the most versatile, stylish, and affordable low-tops in their sneaker collection.

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The low-top Converse One Star Suede is covered with leather that’s finished with a soft, napped, and quite a fuzzy surface. Unlike polished leather, its all-suede façade is flexible enough. This sneaker comes in men’s sizes that range from 5 to 13 and women’s 5 to 15, with half sizes. Its lace-up closure offers a personalized locked-down fit.

Converse reintroduces an original court icon with the drop of the Converse One Star Suede Low Top. This model turns up with an entirely velvety suede covering and the trademark star emblem. The toe bumper gets a traditional textured rubber treatment for added protection, while singular piping runs around the sole. Given its low-top structure, this sneaker pairs well with almost any possible casual outfit such as straight or tapered pants, capris, leggings, and shorts.

One Star gleams once again with the release of the Converse One Star Suede Low Top. This comeback model which has a striking resemblance to the original shoe is given a fresh look that’s teeming with comfort features. It has kept the time-honored components of the iconic silhouette such as long-lasting rubber outsole, thick and textured toe bumper, and cushioned interior. The distinguishing feature of this edition compared with other One Star varieties is its use of a supple suede finish.

After the high-top Converse All Star made a mark in the professional basketball league in the mid-1920s, another star beamed in the halls of Converse in 1974. It was called the Converse One Star, a low-top all-suede hoops shoe that revealed the so-called One Star emblem.

The noticeable star nestled between two diagonal stripes that slope from the ventilation eyelets down to the edge of the outsole. The gummy bottom is made of microcellular rubber pores that intended to provide additional stability to the foot in motion.

Over the years Converse has released hundreds of designs, prints, and colors of the One Star. The canvas cover literally became a medium of expression when it was reissued in the 1990s. At that time, the design was instantly embraced by punk rock groups, ravers, and even Southbank London skate riders. Soon enough it became a mainstay style in the skateboarding communities with the use of hairy and velvety suede.

Eventually, the versatility of the One Star low top tapped different genres, putting on the shelves some of the famous special editions which include themes such as DC Comics, The Simpsons, The Clash, Super Mario Brothers, to name a few.

  • The suede body of this sneaker is durable enough that it lasts for a long time.
  • The OrthoLite feature inside the shoe grants cushioning to the feet.
  • Its lace-up front allows users to cinch this shoe according to their desired fit.
  • The Converse All Star Chuck Taylor branding is displayed on the heel; while the Converse All Star labeling is seen on the flipside.
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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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