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The Converse One Star Academy Low Top unisex shoe is dressed with a suede upper that provides an awesome fit. It is crafted with a lace-up closure for a more personalized width. The shoe is available in men's and women's sizes.
With its low-top construction, this One Star sneaker from Converse can be paired with almost any outfit without any difficulties. It comes with a premium suede upper that is both stylish and sturdy. Men and women can wear this kick with denim jeans for an everyday casual look.
For a more trendy getup, women can pair this sneaker with a ruffled top and short dungarees. Men, on the other hand, can use the Converse One Star Academy Low Top in black with a stylish sweater and a pair of rugged pants.
The Converse One Star Academy Low Top features a raw suede material for its upper. Its low-profile construction also dramatically helps in flexibility and freedom of the ankle. A visible difference of this sneaker with its counterpart, the One Star Suede Low Top, are the high-contrast stripes that create an interesting contrast against the shoe’s bold color.
Converse is a well-known American company that boasts of high-quality skate shoes and lifestyle footwear and apparel. Before it was acquired by Nike, the company was owned by Marquis Mills Converse. Its original name was Converse Rubber Shoe Company and was founded in 1908 in Massachusetts.
During its early years, Converse was making rubber-soled footwear that are winter-ready, and it was only in 1915 when Converse started making athletic shoe. Then came a basketball player by the name of Charles Taylor, who worked as the brand ambassador promoting the shoes all over America. He also redesigned the popular All-Star model in 1922 and made it with more flexibility and support.
As a tribute to Taylor, his signature was added to the All-Star patch, which can still be seen in Converse shoes up to this day. However, there had been a decline in the sales and popularity of the Chuck Taylor All Stars in the 70s. Fortunately, Chuck Taylor shoes made a comeback in the 80s as a retro-style casual sneaker. The All Stars are now called One Star since then.
The relaunched One Star sneakers has a single star on its flank. It also takes pride in its simple, vintage design. Several models were released and each re-released increased the shoe’s following, from basketball players to skaters to the youth culture.
Because of its classic silhouette and vulcanized rubber outsole, the Converse One Star sneaker remains to be one of the favorite shoes of skaters and sneaker fans all over the world.
- The old-school profile of this kick is inspired by the original Converse All Star.