The Chuck Taylor All Star is an undisputed classic and this Well Worn collection from Converse celebrates the sneakers rare ability to look brilliant when beaten up.
The All Star was first created by Converse back in 1917, nearly 100 years ago. A little further on in 1921 a certain Charles “Chuck” Taylor joined The Converse All Stars basketball team and started making recommendations to improve the sneaker for basketball, creating the Chuck Taylor All Star, a sneaker that quickly became an on-court staple and is now once of the most recognisable sneakers of all time. Fast forward to 2013 and Converse are embracing one of the sneakers main selling point – you don’t have to treat it precious. Beat them, rave in them, play ball in them, wear them everyday, they will age like a fine wine, covered in the grub from the wine cellar. With this in mind, Converse have created the Well Worn collection with its soft canvas upper and distressed look for those who love a comfy beater but haven’t got the patience to break them in themselves.
There are also a few notable design differences in the Well Worn Chuck Taylor All Star. First up is the monochrome tongue tab, something that we like a lot. Second is the monochrome heel branding, another feature that we think works brilliantly on this sneaker, minimising the design in just the right places. Lastly, the laces are slightly thinner than normal, adding to the vintage aesthetic of the sneaker. The collection includes all of this season’s (brilliantly named) colours such as Butterscotch, Tango Red and Turtledove.
The Converse Well Worn Chuck Taylor All Star collection is available now from Office.
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