Who should buy the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top

This lifestyle sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a sneaker with a padded footbed and vulcanized rubber outsole for extreme comfort
  • You prefer a low-cut shoe inspired by Basketball

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top Logo

Style of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top

Because the shoe model has persisted for more than 100 years, the market has developed a sense of familiarity with its silhouette. However, the release of the Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top gives a refreshing twist to the customary look. Despite using the same low-top blueprint, this model comes in premium leather for a bolder, spunkier, and unique feel.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top Midsole

Notable Features

More than the more sophisticated transformation of these leather Chuck Taylors, the sneaker is also overhauled into a more weather-resistant number. Compared to canvas uppers, leather can emit more moisture and repels dirt better, making it easier to clean and maintain.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top Laces

History of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top

Deemed as one of the most omnipresent sneakers, being ever-present in American pop culture, the Converse All Star comes from a rich history that is as colorful as its range. The brand initially started producing winterized rubber-outsole cleats and shoes. As a way to expand the product line and to keep up with the popularity of basketball, the company created hoop sneakers in 1917.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top Toebox

However, the success and the popularity of the model soared upon the entrance of Charles "Chuck" H. Taylor which joined the team as an ambassador and salesman. The basketball player became an instrument in taking the shoe down to basketball clinics and expanding its target market. In 1932, as an ode to the genius behind the shoe, the company added his name and signature on the logo on the patch found on the ankle.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top Outsole

During the 1940s and the 1960s, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star reached its golden era taking over 80% of the US sneaker market. In 2000, the brand dipped and filed for bankruptcy 2001. The brand was acquired by Nike after and regained its glory since then. Currently, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star comes in a different array of colors and materials, the Leather Low Top included.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Low Top Collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.