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  1. Chucks!: The Phenomenon of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars
    Chucks!: The Phenomenon of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars
    Chucks!: The Phenomenon of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars
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  2. Chucks!: The Phenomenon of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars

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Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Stars are a phenomenon that spans generations, with fans that vary as greatly as the sneaker itself. Hal Peterson takes an in-depth look at the history, significance, and magic of “Chucks,” as legions of enthusiasts call them.  Though they have a simple, classic style, the 150 color photos make clear that true believers always find ways to individualize their favorite footwear. Peterson explores trends in everything from lace styles to color schemes, and highlights Converse’s newest feature that allows you to “design your own.” He also takes a look at the social importance of Chucks: Chucks in sports, in rock and roll, in movies and art. What is it about this sneaker that makes it so culturally pervasive? With help from Converse-wearers, we’ll find the answers.

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I was very excited in the last fall when I heard that a book about "Chucks" was being published. I raced to get my copy quickly, and had it within the first month. It was a very fast read and had some great information and cool pictures. However, I would have liked to see more "vintage" photos from the "Chucks as basketball shoes" era. Also, I thought there was perhaps too much focus on the classic black chucks (although admittingly they are by far the most popular style. There was also a huge error in the book. The author claims that "Optical white" was the second Chuck Taylor model to be released. Actually, unbleached is clearly the older of the two. Optical weren't invented until at least the 1960s and were still pretty rare into the 1990s, although they are much more common than the unbleached now (which are still a "core color"). It was clearly the unbleached and NOT the Optical that Mr. Taylor liked the best. I suppose Peterson was confused because advertisements... Read more
Converse made and continues to make the best and coolest sneakers ever. This book tells the story of Chucks in words and lots of color pictures. A must have for every Converse fan.
I love this book and highly recommend it to everyone who has the slightest interest in sneakers (UK: plimsolls or trainers) or tennis shoes.

Unfortunately, I have to say the book does has flaws. While many don't matter, the one I would like to mention comes from page 130 and deals with Jeff Stone (Paul Petersen) on "The Donna Reed Show." While the book says Jeff Stone wears Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, he is wearing Keds / Pro-Keds. I say this because when you look at the scenes where the soles of the sneakers are visible you'll see they are not those of Converse Chucks. Instead they are those used by Keds and some Pro-Keds models for Boys and Men.

As you can see by my 5 out 5 star rating, this flaw does not take away from the overall aspect of the book. My hope is a future edition (and I hope one will come) will need to deal with this issue. I would ask / suggest the author consider expanding the scope of a future edition (or new book) to... Read more
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