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Decent!
11 users: 4.4 / 5
Style: Retro , Platform , Futuristic
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Converse Casual Shoes

Verdict from 6.7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers say that the Converse Run Star Hike is a cool-looking sneaker and very stylish.
  • Converse sneakers don’t disappoint just like this uniquely modified Chucks, as a couple of buyers say.
  • This chunky high-top sneaker provides great comfort for the foot as a good number of critics agree.
  • Several buyers point out in their reviews that they love the platform sole of this version of the Chucks All Star High Top.
  • Some of the users mention that they love the compliments they get when wearing their pair of the Run Star Hike.
  • A purchaser expresses that this pair of kicks is their best sneaker purchase of the year.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One of the reviewers mentions that the Run Star Hike gets dirty easily, especially the lighter colorways.

Bottom line

A chunky platform sole for the classic and iconic Chuck Taylor All Star, Converse offers the Converse Run Star Hike. A new eye-catching twist on a classic sneaker, this high-top elevated shoe delivers a futuristic vibe in a modern style without sacrificing its remarkable comfort. 

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Sporting a high-top profile, this futuristic rendition of the Chucks All Star provides ankle support and protection and locks your foot down in a secure, adjustable fit with its lace-up enclosure. This unisex platform sneaker is built with SmartFOAM sockliner for cushioning and it is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. Normally, a Converse sneaker would run big as commonly stated on the brand site, therefore, buyers are advised to consider going down in size.

A futuristic look for a classic sneaker, the Converse merged past, present, and future together into one uniquely stylish sneaker. The Converse Run Star Hike stays true to its roots with the timeless appeal of the Chucks All Star and keeps its upper high-top construction and adding a futuristic touch to finish the silhouette with its attention-catching platform sole.

With the remarkable twist given to the classic Chucks, the Run Star Hike silhouette still managed to capture the versatility and stylish character of the classic Chucks. With its eye-catching design also comes a fashion statement that could turn heads naturally. 

Add more edge to your street style and rock the streets with the Run Star Hike whether you are just out to run errands in a casual t-shirt and shorts or jeans, hanging out with your friends as you roam the city streets in t-shirt and joggers, or in a crop top and high-waist shorts for women.

Keeping the essence of the iconic Chucks All Star silhouette, the Converse Run Star Hike kept it true to its original model with its canvas upper construction and rubber toe caps. Although it was built from the DNA of its main predecessor, this silhouette boasts its own design twist and showcases its originality. Its upper sits atop a chunky platform with a rounded heel and spiked, two-toned outsole.

Since 1917, the Converse All Star silhouette has been building its history and making a name for itself. From being called as the “Non-Skid” when it first came out, to having its first name change and became the “All Star”  in 1920 until it finally became the “Converse Chuck Taylor All Star” that we all know today.

It was in 1921 that Converse closed a deal with Chuck Taylor, a basketball player who saw the huge potential of the silhouette and he worked his way to bring it to its peak. With the success that Taylor brought over the All Star, Converse added his name on its iconic logo heel patch, making the shoe officially called as the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.

Over the years, the Chucks has encountered a long list of modifications to its design profile, materials, and colorways, giving people a wide variety of Chuck All Star sneakers options to choose from that would fit everyone’s sense of style. The shoe isn’t a stranger on collaborative releases as well as it has been a subject of collaboration with designers and other labels. 

In 2019, Converse introduced the Converse Run Star Hike silhouette which was a collaborative effort between the brand and JW Anderson. The high-top platform silhouette then continued to become a part of the brand’s seasonal line-up. This silhouette retains the majority of the design of JW Anderson Run Star Hike such as its high-top profile and its chunky elevated sole. 

  • The Converse Run Star Hike is available in multiple colorways, including the “Moonshine Violet” and the “Total Orange” for the Spring/Summer 2020 season.
  • The iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star logo patch on the ankle of the silhouette.
  • One Star logo on the heel of this Run Star Hike sneaker.

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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.

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