Size and fit

The high-top profile of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi was initially designed to give ample support for the basketball. Thus, the brand incorporated a padded ankle and insole for enhanced support. It has a lace-up closure all the way up to the ankle to maximize the support on and off the hardcourt.

This shoe runs true to size for the women while it is suggested for men to grab a half size down than their normal size. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi Style

The high-top Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi features almost the exact elements of its ancestor but updated with a more durable and softer canvas upper and a more comfortable Ortholite insole for the modern market. The brand saved the iconic features like the rubber toe cap and the color-contrasted sidewall stripe for the authentic throwback look.

Also, Converse launched this in various colorways suitable for a diverse breed of consumers. Because of its perennial look, this shoe was adopted by a multitude of end-users, from sports to the music world and the fashion domain.

The Chucks Core Hi has remained simple and cool ever since it was launched in the early 1920s. Most wearers style their Chucks Core Hi with almost any casual or even semi-formal attire. Some favorite wedding events were styled with the Chucks to add character to the prim occasion. Meanwhile, some ladies pair this with their dresses to cut monotony to the girly ensemble.

Notable Features

Aside from the iconic high-top silhouette, what made the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi popular is its ankle patch. This ankle patch was first seen in the 1917 issue displaying the "All Star" logo. In 1932, the brand revamped this iconic logo by inserting the signature of Chuck Taylor across the star giving birth to the "Chuck Taylor All Star" iconic heel patch.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi History

Back in 1908, the Converse Rubber Shoe Company was opened by a previous footwear manufacturing company manager, Marquis Mills Converse, in Massachusetts. They specialized in producing rubber-based shoes called galoshes. In 1917, they released the Converse All Star,” the World’s first basketball performance shoes, but it was four years later that the history of their iconic name started.

The All-Star became the celebrated pair of athletic shoes in the 1940s until the 1960s. During those times, Converse acquired 80% of the overall US market. They introduced the black and white Chuck Taylor All Star and the low-cut Oxford Chuck and shortly introduced the colored version of Chucks in the 60s.

Years after that, Converse was able to sign deals about sponsorships and licensing which further increased the popularity of the brand to sports superstars and the public. From then on, they started fabricating shoes not only for the basketball court but also for multiple occasions. Converse blurred the line between trainers and casual footwear. Later on, the Cons became all-event footwear, personalities wore them on the red carpet and even during weddings.

Meanwhile, Charles Chuck” Taylor, a basketball superstar, walked into the Converse store in 1921 and complained about having sore feet. The Converse offered him a job as a salesman and be a brand ambassador all around the United States. He drove across the US promoting the canvas or leather ankle-high upper with thick rubber sole sneakers.

Taylor became very much involved in the marketing and development of All-Star. Hence the Converse decided to name the iconic shoes after him, Chuck Taylor. In 1932, they placed his signature on the All-Star logo and added the eyelets for ventilation. Taylor continued to work under Converse until his death in 1969.

The original version of the All-Star, which was later on named Chuck Taylor, was assembled with brown color and black trimming. It was comprised of a very thick rubber sole and covered the ankle with canvas or leather. In 1957, a low-cut version was presented which was more casual and this became perfect for streetwear and helped Converse own 80% of the market share of the whole sneaker industry during that time.

Over the years, this shoe was called various names by different generations - Chucks, Cons, All-Stars are just some of its monikers. In 2003, another hardcore sports brand Nike acquired the Converse. Nike would instead buy brands than develop casual shoes.

As a spinoff of the classic Chucks, Converse launched the Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi. This shoe is one variation of the century-old Chucks which features a refined and softer canvas upper with color contrasted sidewall stripe. This shoe also has the Ortholite sockliner for the added comfort. This casual kick continues to reign the modern fashion with its timeless style and comfort.

Additional Info

  • This product weighs 343 grams.
  • The metal eyelet vents found in the midsole enhance the airflow.
  • The outsole is made of vulcanized rubber for lightness and flexibility.
  • The Ortholite insole was inserted for a more comfortable cushioning and to prevent odor formation.


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