Summary

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5 reasons to buy

  • Multiple wearers of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Syde Street Mid love the excellent comfort it delivers on feet.
  • Many Converse sneakers fans love the design of this mid-top Syde Street Chucks.
  • The sneaker doesn’t disappoint, as what a couple of buyers agree on their reviews.
  • A reviewer notes how they love the reflective version of this mid-top sneaker as it makes it look classy.
  • The heel support of this sneaker gains appreciation from a couple of purchasers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One of the reviewers of the Converse Chucks Syde Street noted in their reviews that like the other Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, it still doesn’t have any arch support.
  • A few buyers are not impressed with this sneaker, saying that it does not have good quality.

Bottom line

A mid-top variation of the Chucks All Star, the Syde Street model keeps things stylish and functional. With the exceptional performance that it carries through from its ancestor models, it also offers added comfort with its padded collar. Inheriting the Chucks’ timeless appeal, it gained fans’ favor for its modern style and design.

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Built with the standard lace-up closure system, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Mid helps you lock your foot down in a secure yet adjustable fit. Its mid-top construction provides ankle support and protection. This unisex sneaker is available in both men’s and women’s sizing.

A modification of the iconic Chucks All Star sneaker, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Syde Street displays a stylish mid-top design structure that keeps you rocking it on the streets. With the timeless appeal of the original Chucks channeled into this silhouette, added with the factor that it is designed for casual use, it allows you to keep up with the fast-going pace of street-style fashion. 

As versatile as it is, this mid-top shoe goes well with various outfit ideas so you can stay fashionable wherever you go and whatever you do. Whether you go out to run quick errands in a t-shirt and jeans combo, meet up with friends in a casual short-sleeved button-up shirt and nice pair of slim-fitting jeans, and stroll around town or the beach in a Hawaiian shirt and shorts. This mid-top sneaker also goes well with mini-skirts and dresses for women.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Syde Street is a mid-top alternative to the classic Chucks. Built with a textile upper of nylon-mesh that sits atop the Chucks’ traditional rubber sole, the sneaker delivers a combination of classic and modern appearance.

When the All Star was first introduced in 1917, it was then called the “Non-Skid.” The silhouette features the high-top profile that the present model of the All Star Chucks exhibits today. It displayed the natural brown with black trimmings colorway with the small rubber toe cap. Finishing off its design is its “Big C” heel patch which was for ankle protection and not merely for branding.

The name change for the silhouette then happened in 1920 when it was called the “All Star.” The all-black colorway with the leather and canvas upper also accompanied the name changing of the shoe. Initially, though, the All Star shoe was created for soccer and for netball which was the previous version of basketball.

Converse then closed a deal with basketball player, Chuck Taylor, in 1921. Taylor was the only one who saw the huge potential of the All Star, and he helped the silhouette reached its peak of popularity. With the success Taylor brought both for the silhouette and the brand, Converse added his name to the shoe’s very notable ankle patch as a recognition for his efforts. By then, the shoe was officially called as the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.

Through the decades, the Chuck All Star build up a solid reputation in the hardwood court, and eventually, it transitioned naturally into a lifestyle silhouette where it conquered the sneaker industry. As one of the most iconic sneakers of all time, the influence of the Chucks All Star, especially among many sneaker sub-culture is exemplary. It became an icon and symbol of movements of different communities and it has become a part of people’s everyday lives from generation to generation.

The Chucks silhouette has not been a stranger to modifications as well. Over the years, as it continues to spread its influence, it has also undergone multiple iterations on its design construction, materials, and colorways. For the main model itself, it has the low-top and high-top versions and available in a wide variety of colorways. Other versions of the model also came with updated materials and enhanced performance. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Syde Street Mid is one of the mid-top variations of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoes and comes in multiple colorways.

  • The iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star logo heel patch on the medial side of the sneaker.
  • A reflective version is also available for this sneaker as well as the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Syde Street Summer Mid.

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