Incredibly rare to find a pair of these with all of the original packaging in-tact. Obviously, they were worn briefly at one point in time. There's some minor signs of this wear, but most of the cosmetic imperfections are a result of age. Most notably being some wear/scuffing on the heel badges and ankle tabs, minor discoloration, and factory-misshapen midsoles near the toecaps (very minor and generally unnoticable, only a result of spotty quality control at the time). The canvas on these is still quite rigid (rare for the hi-tops).
All of the original stitching is in-tact and in good shape. Box and tissue-paper packaging is in excellent shape. Converse tabs on the heels have some wear on the lettering. It's still legible, though (see photos). Heel badges do have some smudging on the print (I only included a photo of the shoe with more wear on the badge than the other).Print on the insoles/inner-tongues is ledgible, very minimal wear and generally clean on the insides. Glue marks around much of the rubber portions, as they were a bit sloppy when they made these originally. Otherwise, they're in excellent vintage condition. There is discoloration, marks, scuffs, etc. They're around 60 years old; that'll happen to anything. All of the packaging is in excellent condition, as is the box. Since there's only 12 slots for photos, I'm limited on sharing physical details.
These are in collectors condition, and it's clear that they've been in storage for 95% of their lifetime. There are no issues beyond what you'd expect - for vintage Converse of this age, these are nearly pristine. Since they're vintage, I can make no guarantees about the structural integrity of the rubber on these -- I assume no liability after they've been worn. More photos are available for serious buyers.Please refrain from sending me messages that don't pertain to your interest in purchasing these. I don't have the time or care to stroll down memory lane. This is one pair of a couple dozen vintage Converse that I'll be listing. I would be open to considering a bulk-lot sale for businesses or collectors once I get them all listed. Follow my shop for further updates. The item "Vintage Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi, Blue Tab (NM, IOB)" is in sale since Monday, May 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Shoes". The seller is "veggyburger" and is located in Berlin, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.