Verdict from 13 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Some users were happy about the upper construction of the Converse One Star Academy Low Top because it provided enough freedom around the ankle area.
  • Many consumers said that this kick is very stylish.
  • The shoe’s comfort was given positive feedback by most wearers.
  • Plenty of skaters appreciate the grippy outsole of this Converse One Star model.
  • The shoe is great for multiple seasons, including summer, spring, and fall.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers noticed that this shoe is a bit on the narrow side.

Bottom line

A shoe that belongs to the famous line of Converse One Star sneakers come in the form of the Converse One Star Academy Low Top. Like its counterparts, it is comfortable for everyday wear and stylish enough for almost any OOTD. This kick also has a great outsole that offers excellent grip and stability even for skaters. With all its positive reviews, this shoe is truly worth the money.

Good to know

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. 


Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.