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Leather Converse Sneakers
The Leather Chuck Taylors have their roots in the early 1900's when Converse realized there was a market for a basketball shoe to support the growth of this new American sport. The All Star was to be the first mass produced basketball shoe in North America. It consisted of a very thick rubber sole, and an ankle covering canvas (or sometimes leather) upper.
In 1944 after World War ll Converse started making Black and White canvas high tops. This shoe was a far cry from the original 1917 version which was a soft leather. Today, Converse is back to the original and uses a supple leather to manufacture one of the most iconic shoe in the world. These leather shoes even show up in movies. For example, Will Smith wore the Black Leather Hi Top (Sku 1s581) in the movie I, Robot.