Charles Hollis “Chuck” Taylor


Charles Hollis “Chuck” Taylor Famous memorial

Brown County, Indiana, USA
Death 23 Jun 1969 (aged 67)
Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
Burial Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 16212930 View Source

American basketball player and shoe salesman/evangelist. He is best known for his association with the Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneaker, the most successful selling basketball shoe in history. The Converse All-Star shoe, one of the first especially for basketball, was introduced in the 1910s, and Taylor started wearing them in 1917 as a high school basketball player. (A.G. Spalding had already been making a basketball-model shoe for nearly 2 decades. In 1921, Taylor went to the Converse Shoes Chicago sales offices in search of a job. S.R. "Bob" Pletz, an avid fisherman and sportsman, hired him. Within a year, Taylor's suggestions - fabricating the shoe differently for greater flexibility and support, and providing a patch to protect the ankle - were incorporated into the shoe. The All-Star star went on the patch immediately, and by 1923, Chuck Taylor's name was on the patch as the shoe became the Chuck Taylor All-Stars.

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  • Originally Created by: Anthony S
  • Added: 16 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 16212930
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Hollis “Chuck” Taylor (24 Jun 1901–23 Jun 1969), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16212930, citing Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .