Converse Chuck Taylors: The Story Behind The Iconic Shoe2013/03/26 Voiced by: Siyabonga Beyile
My 3rd post for AFF focuses on the shoe that influenced and made an impact on fashion without us realizing. This shoe has been around for decades and has gotten more icon as time has progressed. This shoe is Converse Chuck Taylors or known as the all stars.
The shoe was released in 1917 by The Converse rubber shoe company. At 1st the shoe was not a hit until a basketballer by the name of Charles “Chuck’’ Taylor started to endorse the shoe and the brand. The shoe dominated the market from the 1920s till the 1970s. During the 1970s the company filed for bankruptcy numerous times, when the company was about to close its doors nike brought the brand and still manufactures the shoes till today.
Today this shoes are worn by different people from different cultures, race, countries, careers and backgrounds, This is a shoe that has broken many boundries thus making it very iconic. In 2010 it was announced that the Chuck Taylors are the best selling shoes of all time. If you don’t have a pair I suggest you get one as rumour has it that nike will stop manufacturing these iconic shoes this year.
Post by: Siyabonga Beyile | The Threaded Man