A CLASSIC, REMASTERED. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather adds a rich, textured leather upper to the world's most iconic shoe. The classic patch, vulcanized rubber sole, brushed metal eyelets, reinforced rubber toe cap, and cultural authenticity remain intact. BENEFITS Quality vulcanized rubber sole 100% leather CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR ORIGINS Created in 1917 as a non-skid basketball shoe, the All Star was originally promoted for its superior court performance by basketball mastermind Chuck Taylor. But over the decades, something incredible happened: The sneaker, with its timeless silhouette and unmistakable ankle patch, was organically adopted by rebels, artists, musicians, dreamers, thinkers and originals.