If you had to name 10 trainers that have left an indelible mark on the trainer world, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star would definitely be in the top 3. Developed in 1917 as a basketball shoe, the shoe was first worn on the court a year later by the passionate basketball player and Converse employee Chuck Taylor. In 1923, the Converse All Stars got the round patch on the inside, on which you can still find the name of the player today, and were now called Chuck Taylor All Star by Converse. Worn by legends like Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain or James Dean, Chucks achieved cult status early on - the rest is history.
In 1970, a low-top version of the classic Chucks followed, bearing the epithet "Oxford" (OX for short). Here, a simple upper meets a vulcanised midsole with the typical Converse foxing. The iconic rubber toe cap still adorns every Converse All Star.