In the 1970's, Converse had a line of athletic shoes designated by the sub-brand "COACH." Many were lower-priced versions of their flagship models, as can be seen below in the comparison of the "Chuck Taylor" All Star with its COACH equivalent.
They are quite similar on the sides. The major difference is the ankle patch. Both shoes share a flat-cut rubber toe guard, Buick Ventiports, eight eyelets, and a "peg-top" upper.
The major difference in the heel view is the heel patch. Both shoes share a red color band at the top, followed by a blue one in the middle. The Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star has an "ALL STAR" heel patch (black in the vintage version) while the COACH has a "CONVERSE ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR" heel patch. The sole of the COACH (both this one and the low-top suede model) has a star motif; both models have the size stamped on the center of the sole.
When I asked the guy who sent me the COACH pictures, he remembered the COACH cost about $3 less.
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Last Updated: 19 February 2017
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