For something that’s been in constant production for nearly a century, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star still looks remarkably fresh. Since it first rolled off the production line in 1917, its simple, fuss-free aesthetic has kept it consistently relevant, which means its one of the few footwear styles of the 20th century that hasn’t fallen foul of fashion’s fickle nature.
While it was initially designed for the basketball court, the All Star's distinctive silhouette and comfort soon marked it out as casual footwear staple. But it’s taken almost a hundred years for us to recognise just how versatile it really is. Take a look below as we show you three powerful ways to wear a pair of Chucks, including how you can style it as part of a more formal outfit without looking like a dad trying to cling onto his youth.