For some, Converse sneakers have never gone out of style. For those who have not remained so faithful to the famous ‘All Star’, the news is that this model of sneakers is experiencing a kind of return. Today, there are countless variants, from classic to high models with various designs, which can be combined with almost all types of clothing. One of the most popular and well-known brands of all time, Converse All Star, also known as Chuck Taylor All Star, has a long and rich history spanning just over a century. They represent an attitude, an adaptable style whose popularity remains timeless. The story of these famous sneakers dates back to 1908, when Marquis Mills began producing shoes, which, unlike others in that period, contained a large percentage of rubber. In this way, the Converse Rubber Shoe company was created, while the Converse All Star came to life in 1917. At that time, sneakers were made of a very simple design made of canvas and rubber, as we know them today. The brand keeps it’s popularity by collaborating with fresh and famous brands like A-Cold-Wall, Kim Jones, Off-White, JW Anderson, Comme des Garçons and more.
Chuck Taylor All Star Lift 2X Platform High ‘Desert Sand’
Following the surge of popularity of high platform shoes, Converse brings out their take. Even if you are used to the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette, you can’t deny the appeal this one brings. The pair brings and ultra-lifted, mixed-material, freshened-up look with a 10mm higher midsole featuring diagonal bars. Named Desert Sand, the colorway features hues of beige throught the shoe. Giving the neutral color, you can combine them with almost everything, from tracksuits to dresses and skirts.
Chuck Taylor All Star Low ‘Optical White’
This list could not be complete without mentioning the classic Chuck Taylor All Star low silhouette in Optical White. You’d be lying if you said you never owned a pair of this iconic classics. The lightweight and durable style can be worn any way you want, anywhere you want, anytime you want. The shoe was created in 1917, as a basketball shoe. Since then the roles of the shoe changed, but it still remains the simplest yet most popular shoe. The timeless silhouette with vulcanized rubber sole and unmistakable ankle patch is always in style.
Chuck Taylor All Star Lift High ‘Magic Flamingo’
Ready for summer? The Magic Flamingo colorway is just what we need while strolling through the city and sandy beaches. Featuring a double-stacked sole, cotton upper canvas made from 50% recycled material, and signature license plate on the heel, this style is a modern classic for the fans of bright colors. Discover additional women’s Converse sneakers at GOAT and Flight Club.
Comme des Garçons x Chuck Taylor All Star Hi ‘Play’
A 12 year partnership between Comme des Garçons and Chuck Taylor keeps flourishing with the latest drop. The 70 Chuck Taylor’s were updated by Japanese house with their signature red heart logo. The shoe features a black canvas upper with already mentioned red peekaboo heart designed by New York graphic artist Filip Pagowski. On the heel you can see a white stripe above the signature license plate in off-white colorway. This sneaker was originally released in 2017, and since then it has been the most searched Converse collaboration, making the brand restock the style even to this day.
Feng Chen Wang x Wmns Chuck Taylor All Star 70s High ‘Cafe Au Lait’
London-based Chinese designer Feng Chen Wang started collaborated with Converse in 2019, when she debuted the Cafe Au Lait style. The pair blends the culture of basketball with street style, capturing the freedom in the attitude of today’s youth. Wang’s exploration into female empowerment becomes a physical piece – her first womenswear capsule hosts distinct nuances that nod to Converse’s history in hoops while reimagining for off-the-court kits. The shoe is made in premium leather upper, overlay inspired by the ERX 260 patterns and Custom logo ‘Girl Power’. This limited edition piece is available through retailers. Buy more women’s sneakers here.