Originating in 1917 by the shoe company Converse, they were aimed at the basketball shoe market
they didnt really pick up popularity untill a famous basketball player, Chuck Taylor, started using them.
In about 1966 more people started demanding variety in the shoe, for fasion or to match basketball uniforms. They also designed a low-top or "oxford" to be sold, along with the original high-top. Also, some of the shoes sold were laceless, and were instead held up by elastics.
In the late 70's many rock genres adopted them as their fasion style in shoes. Mostly purchesed for the individuality and designs, converse all-stars made a huge come back in the early ninties.
Right now they are pretty much the most kick ass shoes you can get.
Craig - lol mine are better! they are zebra stripe
In the one show, Doctor Who, the Tenth Doctor wears all stars
Ever since i started wearing these shoes, strange things are happening to me. I can run faster then a cheetah, and i can jump real high too. its kinda fun
Chuck Norris' full name is actually Chuck jr Norris. Hes the son of Chuck Taylor but changed his last name when he killed his 10 000th ninja. Norris is actually german for "roundhouse kick master"
I love my all stars. Im going to grow up and go to my brothers house just so i can teach his kids to burp the alphabet. then when they think im their "cool" uncle, ill show them my all-star collection. Ill have about a million of them by then. also i wont have a home because ill spend all my money on those bad boys.