When the famous “Chuck Taylor” signature was added to a new and popular basketball shoe in 1923 (the first Converse Chuck Taylor Black shoes), I think that neither Mr. Taylor nor the Converse company knew what would result…
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes – even just in the color black – have very possibly become the largest collection of shoes in the world, available in not only hi and lo top (called “Ox), but in many, many different styles and patterns to choose from!
Here is a list of the most popular types of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes for 2008 and into 2009 – all in the color black:
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classics – The classic canvas, rubber-soled shoe. Did you know that these are still some of the most popular shoes in the world? To begin with, they’re rather well-made and are very comfortable. Also – when they get dirty, people love them for their ability to be “tossed in the washer” and come out clean – without being damaged. These are available in hi top and lo top (“Ox”) versions – just as they almost always have been.
Converse Chuck Taylor Double Upper Shoes – There are two uppers, one cut down a bit to reveal a color-contrasting upper below. Both uppers have eyelets and can lace all the way up, but commonly they are worn without lacing on the outside for a super-casual and fun look. The “Double Uppers” are basically structured the same as the classics with canvas uppers and rubber soles, and are available in several colors (including black) with various contrasting colors for the bottom upper of the shoe. Double Uppers have become some of the most popular casual sneakers for 2008, and in fact have become a bit difficult to find due to popular demand. Available in hi and lo top styles.
Double Tongue Converse Chuck Taylor Shoes – Also available in black (the most popular color), these have a single canvas upper, but there are two tongues. Typically these are worn partially unlaced, with the top/outer tongue “sticking out” to reveal a contrasting color below. These are also available in hi and lo top.
Converse Chuck Taylor Black Slip-Ons (also called “Slips”) – Although these shoes have eyelets for lacing, there’s no need. The shoes stay snug without lacing and are popular not only for the casual look of “no-lace-eyelet-shoes”, but their ability to be slipped on and off easily without having to stop and adjust the laces. A fun style, an easy shoe and one of the most popular in the Chuck Taylor All Stars lineup. Available in lo top/Ox style only.
Leather Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars – These are available in hi and lo top, and are structured with the same appearance of the canvas classics – but they have the look and feel of leather. Black is the most popular color for the leather All Stars and have increased in popularity from their appearance in the movie “I ROBOT”, when they were worn by movie star, Will Smith.
Monochrome Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes – As the name implies, these are “Chucks” of a single color, rather than having a contrasting sole. The most popular of the monochrome shoes is black – they’re available in not only hi and lo top versions, but are also available in either canvas or leather styles. Whether the shoes are monochrome black or white, it’s an interesting look, and definitely a fun twist on the classic Chuck Taylor All Star shoe.
Believe it or not, there are more styles available in the color black, but the list above comprises the most popular types available – and they may never go out of style.
Generally, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes cost anywhere between $40 and $80, depending on the style and the shopping resources they are purchased from.
For more information on Black Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes, visit the Converse Chuck Taylor Black page – there is plenty of information on Black Converse Chuck Taylor styles, sizing – and some great discount shopping tips to boot.