Best Converse Shoes 2022: Chuck Taylor All Star to Aeon Active CX

The pandemic has served as a reminder that life is unpredictable, which, in turn, has taught us to appreciate the psychologically comforting coherences of our day-to-day existence. So alongside the fashionable releases we see from Nike and New Balance, we’ve developed a deep appreciation for Converse: the American shoe brand that’s unwaveringly ubiquitous and beautifully normal.

Come rain or shine, you can bet your bottom dollar that millions of people around the world will be slipping on a pair of Converse sneakers in the morning before heading out into the big world. From basketball players in New York to musicians in Manchester to medical students in Japan, it’s a label that every type of mortal imaginable relies on. Why? Simply put, Converse creates universally admired kicks that never look out of place no matter how formal or casual one’s style is.

How Did Converse Get Started?

In 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts, Marquis Mills Converse (47, at the time) founded the Converse Rubber Shoe Company. Initially, the brand focused on producing durable and winter-resistant footwear, but as it established a reputation as a reliable footwear brand, it began its journey of making footwear for gamers. of basketball. Why basketball? The sport – invented just up the road from Malden in Springfield, Massachusetts – was all the rage in the city at the time.

Nine years after launching Converse Rubber Shoe Company, Marquis and co. launched the Converse ‘Non-Skid’, a basketball shoe that would offer more toe room, support (especially around the ankle) and a tighter fit than any other athletic shoe on the market at the time. Plus, they were lightweight and, as the name suggests, kept wearers from slipping on the court thanks to a unique rubber sole.

Circa 1922, the Converse Non-Skid was upgraded after Chuck Taylor – an Indiana-born semi-professional basketball player hired as a salesman and ambassador during his visit to Converse’s Chicago office – provided the brand with insight into the requirements and desires of a b-ball athlete. The new and improved version of the court-ready shoe was more flexible and durable than ever, and was officially dubbed the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.

What are the best Converse shoes you can buy?

The Chuck Taylor All Star marked a new beginning for Converse. The shoe was quickly seen as an exemplary sports shoe and helped the brand gain recognition around the world. Today, Converse offers a plethora of silhouettes, from a low-top version of the Chuck Taylor mentioned above, to the easy slip-on Converse All Star FlyEase. Join us below as we take a look at the 12 best Converse shoes you can buy right now.

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