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Creative Recreation Trainers and Shoes
Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoe The Chuck Taylor All Star shoe has developed a number of nicknames over the years, such as: "Cons", "Connies", "Convies", "Verses", "Chuckers", "Chucks", "Converse", "Chuckies", "Chuckie Ts", or "Chucker Boots" for the higher styles. For decades the Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoe only came in black, with a white variant released in 1947. Under pressure from basketball teams it was decided in 1966 to manufacture other colors. Different materials also began to be used, starting in the 1970s, including leather, suede and vinyl, and even hemp, rather than just canvas. Besides high-tops, low-cuts and later knee-high versions were produced. After Converse was bought by Nike, operations were moved from the United States to overseas, although the design has had few alterations. The fabric is no longer 2-ply cotton canvas but 1-ply "textile" and many wearers have noticed different patterns of wear. The Weapon In 1986, Converse released "The Weapon" basketball shoe. Manufactured in many color schemes to match the kit colors of basketball teams, it has been available in both high-top and low cut varieties. The unique aspect of this shoe is the leather construction throughout, including the inside heel which is also heavily padded for comfort. Converse re-released "The Weapon" in 2002 and "The Loaded Weapon" in 2003. The Weapon, manufactured in many different color schemes Special editions There have been made several special editions of Converse shoes, such as the Kurt Cobain model. Famous All-Star Lovers Many young child stars claim to love All-stars, such as Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove and Selena Gomez. Musical culture Converse All Star shoes also hold a place in musical culture; specifically rock music. Many musicians choose to wear converse on-stage for comfort reasons or for fashion reasons. Chuck Taylor All Stars have become a main-stay in the wardrobe of many musicians and fans of rock music alike.