A synonym for timeless shoes? Converse.
Their famous Chuck Taylor line has been popular in the fashion world for years, representing a rebellious spirit, self-expression, and a style that never goes out of fashion. But don’t be fooled, the Converse Chuck All Star and Chuck 70 may look similar, but they’re quite different.
What are the differences between the Classic Chuck All Star and the Chuck 70?
The Classic Chuck All Star captures the original design that made it popular. Its fine canvas construction, white toe box, and traditional stitching evoke its heritage. In contrast, the Chuck 70 pays tribute to tradition while embracing modernity, featuring an extra canvas layer for durability, an off-white varnished toe box for vintage appeal, reinforced stitching for robustness, and an extra cushy insole.
Classic Chuck All Star
- Finer canvas
- White toe box
- Stitching near the toe box
- Standard midsole
- White shoelace
- An extra layer of canvas
- Off-white varnished toe box
- Reinforced stitching near the toe box
- Extra cushy insole
- Off-white and thinner shoelace
Are the Chuck 70 true to size?
One of the most commonly asked questions is about sizing. For reference, I have a Nike size of 38EU.
My best friends own the special Chuck 70 x Comme des Garçon Play edition and suggested I go half a size larger due to the narrower toe box. However, numerous online reviews recommended going a size smaller!
Ignoring both suggestions, I opted for my usual size, getting a pair of Chuck 70 in 37 EU – and fortunately, it was the right fit! Remember to compare centimeter sizes with other sneakers you already own.