Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top

Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top

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Product: Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top
Price: $70.00 MSRP
Best Place to Buy: 6PM
Color: Blue
Sizes: 8.5 – 13
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10


As a surfer, I know when I’m not in the water I need to wear something on my feet when I go to the gym or other location.  I was looking for a relatively inexpensive but well-made casual shoe that I could use for going to the gym or other activity.  Over 30 years ago, when I was still in the military, I used and was a big fan of Converse Chuck Taylors®.  In those days, they did not have a leather version of the Chuck Taylors®, at least I didn’t see any.

When I saw the Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top, I knew these shoes were exactly what I was looking.  Nice looking, leather and because they were on sale (I paid less than $40.00 for these shoes), very reasonably priced.

Who’s it for

If you are looking for a timeless classic, that you can wear inside and outside of the gym plus they won’t break the bank, then maybe these shoes will be right for you.  It will all come down to personal preference, I like the look of the shoes but that’s my opinion and you may or may not agree.  Hopefully, the information I will provide you will help you make your decision on whether to buy or not buy these shoes.

Other Benefits/Features

  • Soft leather upper in an iconic high-top silhouette.
  • Canvas lining with a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort.
  • Lace-up front with metallic eyelet details.
  • Signature Chuck Taylor design including the famous rubber cap toe, textured toe bumper, contrast sidewall trim, medial-side air vent holes and All Star® heel patch.Rubber midsole.
  • Classic Converse vulcanized rubber outsole.Imported.


  • Weight: 1 lb 6 oz
  • Shaft: 5 1⁄4 in

My Thoughts

Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top

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As I stated earlier, I wore Converse Chuck Taylors® about 30 years ago and back when I was in the service, so I was familiar with the feel of these shoes.  I don’t think much has changed except that you can now purchase the Converse Chuck Taylors® in leather.  I’m a big fan of leather because of its looks and durability.

When I received my shipment and opened the box, I was happily impressed.  I feel the shoes are good looking and have that classic style.  Since I’ve been using them for approximately six (6) months, I haven’t had any issue with the comfort, fit or durability.

You can’t remove the insoles, but that’s not a problem for me.  I didn’t like the white shoelaces because I think they get dirty quickly.  I don’t really like the white toe cap or white soles, also because these items get dirty quickly.   I understand this is how the classic Converse Chuck Taylors® are designed, so it’s really not a big issue.

Pros and Cons


  • Well made.
  • Leather.
  • Comfortable.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Durable.


  • White parts can get dirty quickly.

In Conclusion

The Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top is exactly what I was looking for, a shoe that I can wear inside and outside the gym and due to the sale, they were very reasonably priced.  Because the shoes are by Converse, you can expect them to be well-made, plus because they are leather these shoes are also durable.  As I stated earlier, purchasing these shoes will be based on personal preference, I just hope I provided you enough information so that you can make an informed choice.

Where to Buy

I’ve done a bit of research on where to buy the Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top, and so far the best place to buy it is 6PM, they are currently selling these shoes for $39.99.  You will receive free shipping if your purchase totals $50.00 or more.

CLICK HERE if you’d like to purchase the Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Top from 6PM.

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