I Will Never Forget My First Pair of Converse All Stars

Image from the 1967 Bishop Scully High School yearbook

I teach writing at a community college in upstate New York, and in recent years, I’ve noticed a surprising trend in women’s footwear. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to women’s footwear, but now, some female students are wearing the same footwear that I used to wear when I was a high-school athlete in Amsterdam, New York, in the mid 1960’s: Converse All Star sneakers.