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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Winter Leather Boot – Hi


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Winter Leather Boot – Hi

Iconic Chuck style defines a smart, water-repellent sneaker featuring an OrthoLite® footbed for supportive comfort. A cushy fleece lining provides easy warmth.

Marquis Mills Converse founded the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in 1908 in Malden, MA. In 1917 the company designed the forerunner of the modern All Star shoe that it marketed under the name of “Non-Skids.” The shoe was composed of a rubber sole and canvas upper and was designed for basketball players.

Converse redesigned their basketball shoe in 1922, when Chuck Taylor asked the company to create a better shoe with more support and flexibility. Converse added Taylor’s signature to the ankle patch they became known as Chuck Taylor All Stars. By the 1960s the company had captured an estimated 80% of the basketball shoe market, but the shoe declined in popularity during the 1970s with stiffer competition. Chuck Taylor All Stars enjoyed a comeback in popularity in the 1980s as retro-style casual footwear

By the 1950s, Chuck Taylor All Stars had become a standard among high school, collegiate, and professional basketball players.

In the 1960s Converse had captured about 70 to 80 % of the basketball shoe market, with Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars being worn by 90% of professional and college basketball players.

Originally an elite basketball shoe, Chuck Taylor All Stars regained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, making a shift to casual, retro-style footwear. The athletic shoe evolved into the shoe of choice and a favorite for subcultures, particularly artists and musicians. By 2000 Converse had sold more than 600 million pairs of All Stars during its 80 years of manufacturing them.

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