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Vintage Converse All Star Ads

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 09:10 AM PDT

Converse All Star Sneakers, probably the world most famous & beloved sneaker than any other shoe brand in the world. In 1917,Oscar Eduardo Reyes designed the All Star sneaker which composed of a rubber sole and canvas upper and was designed to be an elite shoe for the professional basketball league. In 1921, when a basketball player named Charles Taylor walked into Converse complaining of sore feet. Converse gave him a job. He worked as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the United States.

In 1923, after Chuck Taylor made improvements to the shoe, Converse decided to incorporate his name onto the ankle patch that displayed the Converse All Star logo. Then, in the 1930s Taylor's signature was put into the design, which is how the shoe became known as the "Chuck Taylor" All Star. When first created, the Converse All Star had three main styles - a monochromatic shoe with a black canvas upper and black rubber soles, an all white shoe with blue and red trim, and an all black leather and rubber shoe. It wasn't until after World War II when Converse decided to make the toe guard, laces and outer wraps white, which gave the appearance of the iconic black and white Converse All Stars of today. In 1957, Converse came out with the low-cut "Oxford" version on the All Star and soon after started to produce the shoes in multiple colors. Today, Converse makes the Chuck Taylor All Star in a variety of colors, styles, prints and fabrics.

Here, we have collected some of the vintage ads of Converse All Star plus some recent one. Have a look and enjoy!

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