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The Best Summer Sneakers for Each of the Past 25 Years

1994 - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

High-tech shoes were all the rage for over a decade, dating to 1982 and the advent of the Nike Air Force 1. It was inevitable that a backlash would come. When it did, it arrived through the medium of music, via Seattle. Bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam brought their aesthetic as well as their sound to the forefront, causing a resurgence in flannel shirts, worn-in jeans, and the venerable Converse Chuck Taylor All Star (and One Star). This built all through the early '90s, but '94 represented the crest.

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