If you’re experiencing samba fatigue, you’re not alone. While there are tons of tennis shoes on the market, Adidas sneakers have become an unavoidable summer shoe. But some people didn’t succumb to the shoe du jour. Recently, celebrities have been returning to one particular classic shoe: the Converse sneaker.
When Timothée Chalamet strolled the streets of SoHo in July wearing blue Comme des Garçons Play x Converse high-tops, some joked that the shoes looked dated. GQ even wrote that the actor is “dressing like 70 again.” But the actor is not a follower. A big fan, he wore them to the 2021 Met Gala. Really, is there anything like a pair of Chuck Taylors that says “In America: The Fashion Dictionary”?
But Chalamet isn’t the only one backing Converse. Stella Maxwell ditched her glamorous bridesmaid looks for understated ensembles as she returned to London after celebrating the wedding of Barbara Palvin and Dylan Sprouse in Hungary. On a recent excursion in Marylebone, Maxwell’s black high-top Chucks peeked out from her sheer blue pleated trousers, which she teamed with a black patch jacket over a black crop top.
But arguably, no one is more supportive of the return of Converse than Creator Tyler. The rapper’s latest collaboration with the sneaker giant, the GOLF le FLEURcollection, which he teased on Instagram in July , launched at noon EST in July 18. Featuring Taylor’s digital leopard print in four different colorways, these limited edition Converses are a fresh take on the Lo-top Chuck 70.
So if you’re feeling uninspired by your current choices, throw on a pair of Chuck Taylors. Whether you’re drawn to the wide laces and colorful graphics of Tyler, The Creator’s GOLF le FLEUR*s, revisiting the indie era with Timothée Chalamet’s CDG Plays, or the minimalist style of Stella Maxwell’s black high-tops, there’s a Converse sneaker for everyone. 707070