“More coaches specify more players wear Converse All Stars because they want only the best,” reads a Converse All Stars advertisement from the 1950s. The All Star may seem to be unchanging, but over the decades, alterations have been made to the iconic shoes, the most dramatic being the addition of Chuck Taylor’s name to the shoe in 1934. Subtle tweaks have also been made to the ankle patch and license plate on the heel. The graphics of the ankle patch on this pair, for example, would change on All Stars made the following year, helping to establish the date of this shoe.
Converse / All Star, 1958 / Converse Archives