Thursday, February 7, 2013

Converse One Star

Yesterday, I found a pair of brand new Converse One Star sneakers at Goodwill. I knew the All Stars sell well but I wasn't sure about these. When did Converse start making One Star and what is the difference between the two?

I went to Google to get the answers and this is what I found.

The One Star label premiered in 1974. Although these shoes were made of different material from the All Stars, the original One Stars still featured a Converse star logo on the side. However, instead of the round Converse All Star design with the star in the middle, surrounded by writing, the new shoe had just the star, for One Star.
The collection spent the rest of the 1970's and '80's as part of the West Coast surf and skate scene. However, in the '90's, One Star shoes could be seen on the feet of grunge music lovers, a homage to the retro aspects of their alternative lifestyle.
Read more: What Is the Difference in Converse One Star & Converse All Star? |

Did you know that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was wearing black One Star sneakers when he shot himself?

1 comment:

  1. One Stars are now sold at Target. They are often in our local Goodwills because they buy target salvage to resell. I think Target sells them for about 40% less than All Stars. I had no idea about their grunge history!