Year Of Release: 1917
First Life: Basketball Sneaker
Second Life: Iconic All Purpose Sneaker

Yes kids, there was once a time when the Converse All Star Chuck Taylor represented the very pinnacle of basketball sneaker performance. That time has long since passed, but the Chuck Taylor remains a staple. Once it was off the hardwood, it was adopted by rockers, then rappers, as an inexpensive yet stylish sneaker that went with everything and could be tossed after a couple of weeks. We're guessing even ol' Chuck himself would be surprised by the longevity.