In 1923, The Converse All Stars changed forever: Converse added Chuck Taylor’s signature to the All Star patch on the ankle, which soon became an iconic look. Since The All Stars were born, they have been worn during many historic basketball moments. In 1936 the U.S. Olympic basketball team wore Chuck Taylor All Stars en route to a gold medal. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA record 100 points in a game while wearing Chuck Taylor All Stars. Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J, had one of the most iconic NBA plays of all-time when he completed a nearly improbable reverse lay-up against the Lakers in his Chuck Taylor All Stars.
Though the world of performance basketball shoes has evolved over the years, The Converse Chuck Taylors have remained generally the same. Today, Converse All Stars are mostly worn as a casual shoe and routinely feature everyone's favorite canvas upper and a rubber outsole. The Chuck Taylor All Stars can be found in just about every color imaginable. Since their creation, over 800 millions pairs of Chuck Taylor All Stars have been sold, and they continue to be just as popular today, featuring the same iconic look developed years ago.