Have you noticed that everything made back in the days, from cars to shoes, was created with a distinctive attention to detail and designed to last much longer than the ones made today? That’s why they become classics, withstanding the test of time and the fickle fluctuations of trends.
Enter the Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star Collection – iconic shoes indeed.
First produced in 1917 and the highest-selling basketball shoe in history, it was named after the basketball player Chuck Taylor, who eventually became the sneaker’s spokesperson in the ‘20s. Hailed by rockers, basketball legends, and youth culture ever since, the Chucks haven’t faded in its impressive versatility and pop culture relevance spanning almost 100 years.
And now these great kicks got even better with just the right touch of tweaking taken from its ‘70s specs. And like pretty much everything made back in the days, the subtle yet thoughtful details of yesteryear make for improvements on a classic that apparently seemed to not need any, until now.
The subtle changes in detail will probably not be readily noticeable at first glance, but they will provide a finer aesthetic appeal, as well as more comfort and durability to the shoes.
- Slightly higher foxing – that’s the strip of rubber that joins the upper and sole of the shoe. All Stars have a distinctive single stripe running along it.
- Added cushioning and a roomier toe box create more comfort.
- A heavier canvas upper results in more durability and longevity.
- Cosmetic stitching on the sidewall and a vintage plate on the heel set the shoe apart from its contemporary versions.
The black and white ones are in stores now, with more original colors arriving over the next several months. They retail at a reasonable $70-85 USD, so if you’re a Chucks fan, be sure to help yourself to a few pairs of an original that just got even more original.