INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The name behind one of the most successful selling shoes in America has Indiana roots. Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars were named after Indiana native, Chuck Taylor.
Taylor was a Hoosier who never played in the NBA, but his namesake shoes are still selling to this day.
Taylor was born in Brown County and spent his teenage years in Bartholomew County, Indiana.
According to Abe Aamidor, author of Chuck Taylor, All Star, Taylor went to high school in Columbus,