Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History by Abraham Aamidor
Indiana University Press | March 2, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0253346983 | 200 pages | PDF | 5 MB
His is the name on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Though the shoe has been worn by hundreds of millions, few, if any, know a thing about the man behind the name. Some even believe that there is no such person, that he is a marketer’s fabrication like Betty Crocker. But "Chuck Taylor" was more than a rubber-soled, double-wall canvas-body shoe with a circular ankle patch, with a bright blue star in the middle and a signature across it. He may not have been a Michael Jordan, but Chuck Taylor did earn the right to be the face behind the most popular shoe in basketball.