Converse Chuck Taylor “Flames”
- by Nick Demaria
- August 25, 2020
The Converse Chuck Taylors have stood the test of time and have been a fan favorite throughout the years. Various styles and colors have come and gone. Still, it’s the rising flames that have added a certain edge and reinvented style to the iconic classic sneaker.
A Brief History
Released in 1917, Chuck Taylors, also known as Chucks, became the sneaker they are due to basketball star Charles “Chuck” Taylor inspiring the brand’s basketball shoe restyling, which led to the nickname “Chuck Taylors.” Converse also added Taylor’s signature and the all-star patch to the side of the shoe as a reference to Taylor. The All-Star shoe originally came in natural brown colors with black trim but debuted as the official shoe of the Olympic Games from 1936 in the iconic white that remains a classic today. Both the high-top and low-top Chuck Taylors remain popular and are consistently in the top best sellers year after year.
The Converse Chuck 70 High released in a ‘Flames’ edition in July 2019 has a premium high top canvas shoe that transitions into a bright red and orange flame design at the midfoot. Keeping with a vintage style, the sneaker keeps the traditional white cotton laces with a vintage license plate on the back and the classic star ankle patch on the ankle. The retro look of these sneakers brings back memories of the 70s, hence the name, which makes a bold statement on a classic shoe.
The Chuck Taylor Flames come in both a black and a white canvas background and comes in both a low and high flame. They retail at $85 for the high-top and $80 for the low-tops.