To celebrate Converse All Star’s centennial anniversary in 2017, Couponbox.com, a website hosting online discount shopping codes, created a nifty infographic for the Chuck Taylor All Star’s history as a fashion staple for women.
While the adoption of the Chuck Taylor off the court was a natural transition for men, the website argues that the adoption of the shoe for female fashion has not been showcased until now.
“In spite of being known as a unisex sneaker, there is no timeline of its status in women’s fashion,” says Couponbox.com.
The information from the infographic was esembled by Elizabeth Semmelhack, curator at the BATA Shoe Museum in Toronto. Starting from the mid 20th century, the graphic outlines the adoption of the sneaker by fashion icons and celebrities like film star Shirley MacLaine in the 1950s, Joan Jett in the 1970s all the way to the present with Michelle Obama