Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Camo
The Converse All-Star have been around since 1917 and have been a staple across the generations. From as long as I can remember I have seen the iconic Converse trainer featured in countless movies, programmes, editorials and magazines. It just refuses to die and for good reasons. The combination of utility and effortless style make it an easy choice if you want to add some street-cred into your wardrobe.
The Converse Rubber Shoe Company was founded in 1908
Founded by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts the Converse Rubber Shoe company but it wasn't till 1917 that a basketball player by the name of Charles "Chuck" Taylor joined the basketball team sponsored by the Converse Company called The Converse All Stars. As a salesman and athlete for the company he made improvements to the shoe in terms of support and flexibility and not forgetting the iconic patch which supported the ankle. The shoe was quickly snapped up by athletes in the Olympics and during World War 2 American soldiers began to wear All Star's while training. The 60's saw the company expand its production and reach and at one point ninety percent of professional and college basketball players wore Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars.
The iconic Converse Chuck TAylor All Star didn't come into form till 1917.
The shoe has since moved from the choice for elite athletes to one adopted by the masses and various subcultures. There are limited edition colourways and collaborations with other iconic streetwear and hi-fashion brands like A Bathing Ape, Stussy and Missoni. I've got a few myself but not as many as I would like. My latest pair are these green camo hi-tops which I absolutely love. You can pick up a pair via the link below.