When Converse released the Chuck II, almost a century after the original Chuck was released, sneakerheads and consumers alike went into overdrive. Though their silhouettes are strikingly similar, the updates were no less impactful. So we broke down the differences between the two, so you didn’t have to.
It is probably safe to say that the Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the most recognized shoes in the world. It’s sold more than a billion pairs worldwide, embarked on countless collaborations, and at one point is believed to have held an 80 percent market share of the athletic footwear industry.
From Beyoncé to Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and more, the endless slew of celebrities donning the sneakers shows no signs of slowing down. But celebrity endorsements alone are not enough to catapult a brand to these heights, and keep it there. You’d be hard-pressed to wander the streets of almost any city and not see multiple variations of the silhouette. This is one shoe that knows no age limits — from babies to toddlers, teens, adults and elders .