Size and fit

The high-top Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor is available in men’s sizing. It is a unisex sneaker that women can still cop a pair by getting 1.5 sizes less than usual to achieve their exact fit. With a high-top profile, it has a premium leather upper that offers warmth on winter or cold days. 

This high-top sneaker is equipped with an Ortholite insole that provides cushioning as well as moisture-wicking capability. It has hiking laces, speed hooks, and metal eyelets for secure lockdown and a comfortable fit. Also, it has a winged tongue to keep the debris out and textile lining for comfort.

Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor Style

The Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor carries a stylish design that is ready to face outdoor weather conditions. With premium leather material, this shoe is available in colorways like chocolate/ light fawn/ black and black/ light fawn/ black. It has round tonal laces that draw inspiration from hiker’s styles. 

This hiking-inspired high-top boot is perfect for casual outfits and even sports attire. Denim jeans, shorts, khaki pants, or joggers are some of the wardrobes that men and women can pair with this kick. On the other hand, Ladies can also sport this shoe with their culottes, miniskirts, and minidresses.

Notable Features

Converse has timeless silhouettes that both men and women continue to patronize. The Chuck Taylor All-Star has been in the market for quite sometime and has been reinterpreted countless times using different materials, resulting in surprising iterations like the Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor.

The Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor sports a premium leather upper that displays sophistication. It has a level-up look of the midsole that surely level up that overall style. Whether for casual or smart clothing, this sneaker can definitely make a statement. Also, its rubber outsole is very easy to maintain even in rainy weather.

Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor History

Founded by Marquis Mills, Converse started in 1908 as a company specializing in galoshes. Initially, the company’s name was Converse Rubber Shoe Company. Eventually, they adapted and began to use the rubber material to make sneakers, which later people have come to know and love.

Converse was well into daily production in 1910, yet it was not until 1915 that the athletic shoes in production. Back then, the sales of the shoes were slow since trainers were not treated or viewed as leisurewear too. The canvas shoe style was famous and picked by sports players.

In 1920, the company eventually renamed the canvas Converse basketball shoes as All-Star. It quickly followed by the endorsement of Charles “Chuck” Taylor, a basketball player. It caused Converse to make turned things around, taking the brand to a whole new playing field.

  Chuck Taylor: The man behind the famous name

A basketball player from the Akron Firestones team, Charles “Chuck” Taylor entered the store and was complaining about his sore feet. Later, he was offered to be a salesman and a brand ambassador. In 1932, as the company’s way of appreciating and recognizing Taylor’s hard work, they printed his name on the shoe’s ankle patch, creating the history of the Converse logo. This created the iconic Chucks that took over the industry of footwear since then.

In 1936, the white Chuck Taylor with a high-top profile was designed for the Olympics. The signature blue and red stripes were introduced on the sole. It became popular that the design immortalized. 

Over the following years, Converse took extensive amounts of licensing deals and sponsorships, perpetuating the brand’s popularity with the general public and sports stars alike. Subsequently, Converse secured 80% shares of the whole sneaker industry by 1957.

  Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather shoes

In the summer of 2015, Converse made headlines by bringing the fashion icon to life with leather instead of canvas material. The Converse Chuck All Star Leather High Top or the CTAS Leather Hi is a remastered structure that became a hit to the brand’s loyal followers. It gives the fans the allusion of the 90s era where Chucks were a mainstream item fueled by the grunge and punk culture.

In 2019, another new iteration of the CTAS Leather Hi surfaced the market. In time for the holiday, the Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor was released with a premium leather upper that is designed to keep the foot warm during those cold days. It has a hiking-inspired design, allowing the shoe to face any terrain.

Additional Info

  • The Converse Crafted Boot Chuck Taylor has a heel pull tab for easy on and off. 
  • It has the iconic All-Star Chuck Taylor ankle patch in suede material that pays homage to the brand.
  • It has a rubber outsole tread that is hiker-inspired.
  • The shoe sports tonal trail fleck laces.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sneakerboots
Top: High
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, EVA
Season: Winter, 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.