A classic canvas sneaker with a vulcanized sole and a rubber toe cap is updated in a French vanilla color. The first basketball-specific shoe was the Converse All-Star, released in 1917, and Converse has been producing sporty, iconic American sneakers ever since. Wear them with just about anything. Brand: Converse. Style Name: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 'Ox' Sneaker (Women). Style Number: 955538.