The 50 Most Influential People In Sneaker History

15. Chuck Taylor

Who And Why: Ballplayer, salesman, designer, patron saint of Converse
Years Of Influence: 1921-1968

I think Chuck Taylor is the first shoe ever to have an athlete’s name on it. And to this day, the Chuck Taylor All-Star is the most successful basketball shoe in all of history. No. 1, bar none. Wow. The shoe becomes a staple.

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