Although basketball was invented by James Naismith in , the histrionics of the game is more known by its athletes and the kind of gear that they sport. Cashing on the popularity of the game was not on their mind when the Converse All-Star debuted in as an athletic sneaker. It was through the efforts of former professional basketball player Chuck Taylor, who was also a Converse salesman, that the shoes gained popularity. He traveled around the country hosting basketball clinics, and while teaching the athletes, he also was selling shoes. This is not the first time that Converse has played the patriotic card.
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Converse Chuck Taylor 70 "Archive Reconstructed" | HYPEBEAST
Converse has more hybrid Chuck Taylors in store, delivering a reconstructed take on an archival design in both full-color and monochrome iterations. An American Flag pattern informs the uppers of the high top sneaker, broken up into patchwork sections by delicate stitches. The Frankenstein motif is underlined by a hybrid midsole that sees the a white rubber portion interrupted by a faux-yellowed counterpart. A graphic outsole, metal eyelets, black foxing and stitches down the ankle complete the playful design. Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more. Receive the latest updates, breaking stories and headlining articles curated by our editorial team just for you. Footwear Aug 29,