6 Signature Shoes More Famous Than Their Namesakes – Current Releases We Like

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Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars

converse all star

Chuck Taylor (1901 – 1969) was a basketball player whose signature converse shoe has become the most ubiquitous sneaker of all time.

Pictured here are the recent re-released “First-String1970s” model, available over at Soho’s Foot Patrol.

Adidas Stan Smith

Stan Smith

Stan Smith (1946-), though previously the world no1 tennis player, is now best known for putting his name to these classic Adidas tennis shoes.

Pictured are the Adidas Originals Stan Smith, also available at Foot Patrol

 Nike Air Jordan

air jordan vi

Michael Jordan (1963-), perhaps the most famous basketball player of all time, has continued his legacy with his signature shoe to the point that they’re probably more well known in popular culture than he is.

Pictured are the Air Jordan VI Blue/White re-release, available over at Crooked Tongues.

Nike SB Stefan Janoski



By far the most recent of the list, since their release in 2008, active pro skater Stefan Janoski’s signature model shoe has become increasingly popular.

It has been subject to some questionable colourways of late so we went with this clean all white version, available at Slam City Skates.

Converse Jack Purcell

Jack Purcell

Canadian badminton player Jack Purcell (1903-1991) remained world champion from 1933 up until his retirement in 1945, when he pursued a career as a stockbroker.

A great variation on the Chuck Taylor All-Star, we liked this tidy navy model, available at Woodhouse.

Vans Half Cab

Half Cab

Pro-skateboarder Steve Caballero introduced this mid-top Vans shoe after he and his peers started cutting down the tops of Vans Sk8 Hi sneakers to make them easier to skate in.

Pictured is the all-black Half Cab Pro model, available at Flatspot.

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