A CLASSIC, REMASTERED. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Monochrome High Top is an all-white edition of the world's most iconic high top. Although Chucks get better with time, this is the one pair you may feel compelled to keep clean. BENEFITSQuality vulcanized rubber soleClassic All Star ankle patch100% cotton canvasCHUCK 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.