The iconic Converse trainers have been around since 1908 and decades of history to fall back on, and in that time hundreds of different versions have been created. The design of the Chuck Taylor All-Star has remained mostly unchanged since its introduction. The shoes consist of a stitched upper portion, a toe cap usually made of white rubber, and a sole that is usually made of brown rubber. Marquis Mills Converse created the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts. The brand has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003. Resulting in more global recognition on the back of Nike's expertise in the worldwide market.
The Converse One Star was initially released in 1974 as a basketball shoe, but it gained its cult following sometime in the early 90s with a massive resurgence in popularity. The Converse One Star gained a lot of praise and admiration from the collectors of the time as they were looking for a classic to cherish, and the ultimate rarity was the Converse One Star (formerly called the All Star when it debuted in the '70s). That resulted in bringing back this classic Converse One Star, as it was relaunched in the year 1993 and renamed after the single bold star on its flank. The trainer was immediately picked up by the media; the iconic design piqued the public's interest. With Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain being an admirer of the trainers, it gained a significant following with that particular community of skaters and grunge enthusiasts. Being worn by icons of grunge helped it gain much popularity in a short time after it got reintroduced to the public.
In terms of its appeal to a global audience, the Converse One Star has been making strides in the past few years. With nostalgia being a big trend recently, these old school classics get a lot of airtime with sneakerheads and general consumers alike. The Converse One Star UK scene has been gaining more and more traction every day. Being one of the biggest markets for trainer sales, the Converse One Star has a definite presence in the UK market. This enforces the global reach of the Converse brand as the UK market is quite crowded with European brands already.
The classics will always catch the eyes of the people, regardless of the era they're released or re-released in. This is certainly true for the Converse One Star trainers as they continue to make splashes in the industry several years since their inception.
For more information on the Converse One Star trainers, check out the FastSoleUK website.