In 1917, Converse created the All Star, which was composed of a rubber sole and canvas upper. It was designed to be an elite shoe for professional basketball players, and a player named Charles “Chuck” Taylor joined a basketball team sponsored by Converse called the “The Converse All-Stars.” Along with being an athlete for the Converse company, Chuck Taylor also served as a sales rep, selling the All Stars while teaching basketball clinics across the country. Taylor’s design ideas to improve the flexibility and support of the sneaker were incorporated by Converse, along with his idea of including a patch on the ankle.
Now, after a decade since their release, Converse has updated the iconic Chuck Taylor with more support and durability. Dubbed the Converse Chuck Taylor II, the improved model features Lunarlon Technology for extra cushioning and arch support, a padded non-slip tongue for comfort around the ankle and instep, a soft micro suede lining for max comfort, and a high quality canvas upper for superior durability.
The Converse Chuck Taylor 2 is now available online at UBIQlife.com. The Hi will retail at $75, while the Ox will retail at $70.