Slang for a pair of Charles Taylor All-Stars shoes from Converse. Basically a pair of high tops made out of canvas, with metal eyelets. The sole is a rubber waffle pattern.

Advantages: cheap, lightweight, breathable, and stylish, when I was in middle school in the midwest in the mid-80s. Also a good choice of shoe for vegans. The soles are also very quiet, so they're good for sneaking.

Disadvantages: Poor arch support. Poor traction on anything other than concrete.

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