In the early 1970's, Converse marketed a suede sneaker model based on the classic "Chuck Taylor" All Star canvas basketball shoe. The shoe had a unique "stripe-star-stripe" side logo pattern. Later on, Converse started making the One Star model again, but left the "stripe-star-stripe" model to the memories of us sneaker enthusiasts.
In 1999, Converse finally brought back the beloved "stripe-star-stripe" design of my early college years with the Premium All Star.
Unlike the radical departure of the All Star 2000,
Converse has made a number of small but significant enhancements to the original:
With these improvements, and many years of inflation, even the Premium All Star price (just under $50) keeps me happy!
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Last Updated: 18 February 2017
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