Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Perhaps the most iconic sneaker ever created, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star made its debut in 1917 as the "All Star." The sneaker, which has remained unchanged since that time, featured a canvas upper sitting on top of a rubber sole and was positioned as a performance engineered Basketball sneaker. In 1921, Charles "Chuck" Taylor joined a basketball team named The Converse All Stars. Taylor held basketball clinics throughout the country to teach the fundamentals of the game while selling the All Star sneaker. Taylor made improvements to the sneaker's design which lead to his signature being incorporated into the design in 1930. Throughout the early and mid 1900s, the sneaker was worn by athletes at all levels including professional Basketball players. Today, the Chuck is considered a fashion staple and can be seen on feet around the world.
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