Advances? What's that? Converse added Chuck Taylor's name to the All Star in 1923, and for you, that was that. No further progress necessary. What more do you need? You know the places you can cop for $25 a pair, and if you need to be different, hey, Converse started making Chucks in different colors and materials way back in the '70s. You're good.
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