These are a pair of Converse, Chuck Taylor All-Stars they belonged to my father and I believe that they are from the late 1940s or possibly early 1950s. He played basketball in 1948. I have tried to research the details of the sneakers and found a few things that stand out The label on the heels looks like it much earlier design. It is a black label but not the one with the center star. On the inside bottom of the shoe it does not say made in the USA like the shoes of the 1960s.
One of the side ankle patches is missing. That also is a design that seems to be from the 40s or 50s. The rubber on the toe is dry and a bit brittle. A piece is missing on one of the shoes.
The canvas is still supple, and the soles still bendable. I have done my best to research when the shoes were made. Please see the attached pictures. Any additional information would be appreciated.Please contact me with any questions. The item "1940's-50's VINTAGE CONVERSE ALL STAR CHUCK TAYLOR BLACK HIGH TOPS Sz. 9, USA" is in sale since Sunday, April 15, 2018.
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