Memories - Converse One Star


A NOTE ABOUT THE ONE STAR HEEL PATCH AND OUTSOLE: Earlier production models had a black heel patch, while later production had a white heel patch. Models with the white heel patch omit the traditional "Chuck Taylor" All Star sizing information on the outsole, while models with the black heel patch retained this information.

Converse One Star sneaker in rust with black star

Converse One Star platform sneaker in pink with white star

Converse One Star sneaker in red with white star

Converse One Star sneaker in Cement with white star

Converse One Star sneaker in steel gray-blue with black star

Converse One Star sneaker in Iris Blue with white star

Converse One Star sneaker in dark blue with white starIn the 1970's, Converse marketed at least four suede sneaker models similar to the classic "Chuck Taylor" All Star canvas basketball shoe. They were very similar. The major difference between the shoes were patterns on the side. These models included:


  1. The "One Star", which used the standard All Star sole.
  2. A "stripe-star-stripe" model, which used the standard All Star sole.
  3. A "star and chevron" model, which used a slightly modified All Star sole.
  4. A three-striped model in the COACH line.

In 1999, Converse introduced the "EZ Chuck" as yet another version of the same idea.

Converse One Star sneaker in black with white starKIDS, PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, deceased punk rock singer, was wearing black One Star sneakers when he shot himself.



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