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20 Sneakers That Have Lived Double Lives via Converse

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star

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.

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