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Although unisex kicks, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Suede Low Tops come in men’s sizes which range from 3 to 13. Converse men’s shoes are typically two full sizes larger than women’s, so this is something to consider for the ladies who are about to make a purchase.
This particular model runs large, like many Converse kicks. A good number of buyers suggested getting a pair a half size smaller. For women that should translate to 2.5 sizes down what you normally wear.
The shoes use a lace-up system. The laces aren’t placed high up on the sneakers, which may result in shredding. The tongues are gusseted to prevent shifting.
There is a reason why Chucks are the quintessential footwear of many from different cultures and generations. The shoes simply look good on everyone. You can wear them with a dress, jeans, chinos, shorts, skirts, and top them off with a simple tee, blouse, polo shirt, or anything else you can think of. Chances are, you’ll be able to pull off whatever look you want with these on your feet.
From the basketball court to the musical and fashion stages, and now to the park, the Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette has seen and conquered all. Converse took their most famous model and endowed it with reinforced material and modern tech to make it more skater-friendly.
Converse added Ortholite insoles to the sneakers for better impact absorption and included Zoom Air Heels to deliver responsive cushioning. The rubber soles were updated with a more grippy material for a 70% increase in grip tape traction.
Chucks are hardy shoes which have been around since 1917. Their first release were as high tops, but oxford and mid-top versions were created much later.
The shoes’ profiles weren’t the only thing to undergo a change. Converse launched the silhouette in dozens of colorways, in denim versions, metallic editions, and more. Just a few years ago, the brand decided to reimagine it as a skate shoe.
The CTAS Pro skate shoes were launched in suede and canvas variations. The usual flat insoles were traded for Nike’s Lunarlon insoles for better impact resistance. The tongues were attached to the side panels to keep them from sliding around and give a better foot lockdown.
However, in 2018, Converse replaced the insoles again. This time they used OrthoLite insoles with Zoom Air Heels. They also attached a firmer type of foam at the forefoot to give the feet better support. The fit has changed a little as well, just a hint smaller, although the sneakers continue to run large.
- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Suede Low Top shoes come with an additional set of laces.
- Some suede versions feature an additional rubber underlay at the ollie area.