Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tribute to Converse's Chuck Taylor All-Stars



Chuck Taylor All-Stars (a.k.a. Chucks) were first created by Converse in 1917. They gained popularity after basketball star Chuck Taylor wore them during games, and were the standard shoe worn by most basketball players throughout most of the 40's and 50's. Wilt Chamberlain wore Chucks during his record-breaking 100 point scoring streak in 1962. In the 1970's, Chucks started to gain popularity amongst punk rockers, led by bands like The Ramones. They continued to be popular with musicians throughout the 80's and 90's and up till now, worn by bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Green Day. Although Chucks have lost favor with athletes due to fancier shoe technologies, they're still an American classic. Although originally produced only in black, Chucks are now available in hundreds of colors and patterns.

Classic Black


Faded Gray


Sci Fi Word Print


Metallic Gold


Plaid


Metallic Silver


Tie Dye


Sweatshirt


Sailor Print


All White


Plaid

7 comments:

kneesock said...

Thanks for featuring my set! I think chucks originally came in black, olive, neutral, and red. They were cheap shoes. A lot more colors & patterns came out once Nike bought Converse & took over production. They also got more expensive, unfortunately.

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely love Chucks! They're my favorite shoe brand! Great sets featuring chucks!! :)))))

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converse skor said...

I love the Converse brand. I got 9 pair of their shoes and a couple of hoodies. Can never get to much of Converse!