Chuck Taylor 70 All Stars
By 1970, the Chuck Taylor All Star evolved into one of the best basketball sneakers, ever. The Chuck 70 celebrates that heritage by bringing together archival-inspired details with modern comfort updates.
Ortholite insole cushioning and winged tongue stitching takes the comfort level up a notch. A glossy, egret midsole and signature star ankle patch brings out the shoe’s iconic, vintage style. Updated in archival color on premium canvas.
In 2013, Converse launched the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70, which featured a build similar to the All Stars used for basketball that were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This retro model was different from the then-current Chuck Taylor All Stars, as various changes that happened to the All Star shoes over the intervening three decades.
The ’70 model featured thicker canvas, a higher rubber midsole and foxing, thicker cushioning, a smaller toe cap, extra material that was stitched on the side wall behind the toe cap for reinforcement, a one-piece rubber bottom sole versus the three piece sole on the modern All Stars, and a black heel patch versus a white one on the modern All Star.