Converse One Star
Towards the end of '60s, Converse dominant position in the basket sneakers market started wavering in front of new lightweight low-top silhouettes made from other athletic brands. After testing low All-Star shoes entirely made of suede, In 1974 the New England company stroke back with 7 different colorways of a sleek low sneaker featuring a side jewel Star instead of the classic Converse Cons logo: updated look and doubled performances, that's what Converse One Star were born for. Read more…
Following the trends of that time, One Star last on the shelves for few months before being withdrawn in order to deal with new samples. However, icons of the emerging street culture movement started plumbing the sportswear roots to understand where they came from, launching an unstoppable "old school" fascination that pushed Converse to bring back the One Star from its archive during the late '90s. The touching musical soul of Kurt Cobain and the unconditional love shown by the skating community dealt with the rest, immortalizing the myth of One Star: vibrant colors perfectly fit the spirit of each decade those Converse sneakers went through, while the streamlined design still remains one step ahead every other kick due to a suede upper, often enriched by patterns and graphics coming from legendary collaborations - Tyler The Creator and Comme des Garcons, just to name a few. No other sneaker embody the street culture feelings as precisely as One Star, because few shoes took part in the streetwear birth and its successive growth: embrace the authentic, join Converse!