Converse began in 1908 as a rubber shoe company. And The Chuck Taylor All Star is the one that started it all for Converse. 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. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II retains the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette you know and love, but is built for more to better meet the demands of your ''on the go'' lifestyle. Now, it's available in popular monochromatic colors to give this innovative sneaker a more classic look. The new stylish expressions goes along with established Chuck II features like Nike Lunarlon insole cushioning, padded non-slip tongue and super soft micro-suede lining.