Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra offers great comfort for the foot, according to most of the reviewers.
  • A couple of commenters mention in their reviews that the sneaker feels lightweight on foot.
  • Multiple buyers express their love and satisfaction for the product.
  • Like most Converse sneakers, several users enjoy how they can pair the shoe with various outfits.
  • A couple of purchasers mentioned that the sneaker is perfect as presents.

2 reasons not to buy

  • As common as it is on Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra doesn’t provide enough arch support as a few users say.
  • A couple of wearers complain about the sneaker having a flat sole.

Bottom line

Exhibiting a synthetic leather upper with canvas material on its quarter panels, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra delivers excellent comfort and a lightweight feeling for the foot as agreed by buyers. It keeps things clean and stylish as it stayed true to its origins and naturally combined classic design with modern style.

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Enclosed with the traditional lace-up system, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra securely locks your foot down in an adjustable fit. The higher ankle profile of this unisex sneaker also gives good ankle support and it is available in both men’s and women’s sizing.

Bring out your edgy side into your street look with a pair of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra. Flexible style-wise, it helps you rock your outfit confidently as it gives you the freedom to be creative with your look.

Run your errands in a casual outfit such as the classic t-shirt and jeans, or t-shirt and shorts. Hang out with your friends in a fun and carefree outfits such as a short-sleeved button-up and slim-fitting jeans as women may opt for a cute mini bohemian dress. Express your punk rocker side with an edgy look such as with a leather jacket and skinny jeans. Women may go with some high-waisted vintage skirt and a graphic cropped top.

Exhibiting a synthetic leather with canvas quarter panels for its upper construction, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra keeps it clean and stylish as it stays truehearted to its roots. Its heel is in a contrasting color from the rest of the shoe which also serves as an accent to its whole design.

The history of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker goes way back to 1917 when it was first released and was then called the “Non-skid.” The Non-Skid silhouette features the natural brown colorway with black trimmings and was built with a high-top profile. It also features the rubber toe caps and the “Big C” leather patch on the heel. But the heel patch wasn’t necessarily for branding but instead, it was for protection for the ankle. 

By 1920, a new name was given to the silhouette and it was called the “All Star.” Along with the name change was also the introduction of the all-black colorway with the combination of leather and canvas material for its upper construction. Initially, the silhouette wasn’t crafted for basketball but instead, it was for netball which was the early version of basketball and also for soccer.

The collaboration with basketball player, Chuck Taylor, took place in 1921. Taylor was the only one who saw the high potential of the silhouette. He brought the All Star silhouette to its peak of popularity and as an acknowledgment for his remarkable efforts for the success of the shoe, Converse officially added Taylor’s name to the iconic ankle patch of the shoe and that was also the birth of its new name, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top

The Chucks All Star silhouette continued to reign over the hardwood court for decades. New versions of the shoe were also released such as the Chucks All Star Low Top which was due to most players’ demand for having a shoe that can offer more ankle movement. Eventually, the Chucks shoes transitioned as lifestyle shoes where they conquered the streets and became an icon to sub-cultures.

The sneaker also encountered multiple modifications to its design as a lifestyle sneaker from material alterations and changes in colorways. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra is one of the renditions of the sneaker which sports a combination of synthetic leather and canvas upper sitting atop its rubber sole.

  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ultra is available in High Top and Mid Top version as described on the Converse brand site.
  • Iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star heel patch on its medial side.
  • Converse All Star branding on the tongue.
  • The sneaker comes with an OrthoLite insole.

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