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The Sole of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Ebony and ivory. . .

Ebony and ivory. . .


This page is all about musicians who wear Chuck Taylors, the “sole” of rock ‘n’ roll and the shoe of choice for many great musicians.


Why do so many musicians like to wear chucks? James Sullivan, the pop music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote a feature article for that newspaper entitled “The Tao of Chuck” about how chucks are the ultimate shoe for rock ’n’ roll bands. The article also includes information and quotes from The ChucksConnection. You can check out the article by clicking on this link.

Guns and Roses Chucks

Guns and Roses Chucks



As part of their Converse Century Project, and in later years, the company has issued models of chucks that pay tribute to specific rock and roll musicans or groups, and the overall culture of rock.

These models have shoes celebrating AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Greatful Dead, The Clash, Kurt Cobain, the Doors, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Pink Floyd, the Ramones, and different rock ‘n’ roll themed canvas prints like the coated color backstage pass, and punk prints on black and white canvas. Many of the tribute shoes were issued with special tags about the groups and why Converse wanted to pay tribute to their musical contributions. This site has a number of photo galleries showing these cool pairs of chucks. Graphics on the Music Videos with Chucks page are made from images of these special pairs.

Tre Cool of Green Day

Tre Cool of Green Day wearing chucks while drumming.

One correspondent told us of a posting on Deja News by a drummer, stating that high top chucks are the best shoes to wear for drummers! So drummers please take note of that tip!


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Mark Bryan, who was the guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish likes to wear black high tops. He even donated the pair he wore the year they began to make it big to the Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach. See article and photos on the left.

Green Day

The members of Green Day like to wear a variety of chuck high tops and low cut in black, maroon, blue and other colors.

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Nirvana publicity shot

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain performing

Nirvana publicity shot

Several correspondents have stated that their favorite musician who wore Converse All Stars was the late Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. Back in the early 90’s when he came out with great songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Heart Shaped Box”, he always had his black low-cuts on.He had stuff written on the toe-cap of the shoes. Kurt Cobain wore chucks all his life and was instrumental in establishing the “grunge” style. As one of our contributors said, “He always looked so damn cool with his ripped up jeans, greasy hair, and his beat up chucks. All Stars were always his shoes of choice.”

Musicians Wearing Chucks collage

Musicians in all types of bands and solo artists love wearing chucks. Check out Chuck Taylor & the Dixie Squid, a Dixieland band who work out of Toledo, Ohio. Each band member wears a different colored pair of high tops when they perform. This collage also features Winona Ryder wearing black low cut chucks, James Hetfield of Metallica wearing black high tops, and the Dingees, a Los Angeles based band. The Ataris are a band where members wear black low cut chucks and The Huntingtons are a punk rock band where all of the band members wear black high top chucks, as do the bands All American Rejects and Stun. Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers wear black high top chucks or black Jack Purcells. David Johns from the band Silverchair wears navy blue high tops. But even your local garage band can be featured in this article if one or more members wear chucks and there are some good photos to post! Are the bands just made up of guys? Check out the Swedish band Sahara Hotnights. Members of Green Day wear chucks as does violinist David Harrington from the Kronos String Quartet. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Robert Plant, Jason Mraz, and Wiz Khalifa are a few of the many solo artists who like wearing chucks.

These album covers feature chucks. Click here to see the gallery.


Band/Artist List


The ChucksConnection alphabetical list of musicians or bands seen wearing chucks. There are pictures or photo galleries for many of the bands.


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The ChucksConnection is always interested in receiving more information and photos on this subject. Musicians can play any style of music to qualify. If you have pictures or information about a band or musicians not listed here who regularly wear chucks, see below for information on how forward it to The ChucksConnection.

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AJR. Adam Met wears black chucks. See photo below.

Alesana. One member of the band wears black chucks. See photo below.

Alien Ant Farm. Drummer Mike Cosgrove other members like to wear high and low top black chucks. See our reviews of “Movies” and “Smooth Criminal”.

All American Rejects. Several members of the band wear black or red chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Move Along” and “Dirty Little Secrets”.

Allstar Weekend. Michael Martinez, Cameron Quiseng, and Zach Porter wear black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

All Time Low. Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat wear blue and black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Weightless”.

Allister. Two members of the band wear black, blue or tan chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Aminé. The rapper from Portland and the entire cast of “Blackjack” wear black low top chucks. All the girls at the car wash wear bikinis and low top chucks in “REEL IT IN”. He wears them in “Campfire”.

Anne-Marie. Singer/songwriter Anne-Marie wears green high top chucks in “Friends”, produced by Marshmello.

The Apers. A band based in The Netherlands who endorses and all wear Converse Chuck Taylors. See photo below.

Apollo 3. Henry Horn wears black, navy blue, and optical white high top chucks. Dario Flick wears red high top and black and red double tongue high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

A Skylit Drive. One member of the band wears black chucks. See photo below.

Asking Alexandra. Ben Bruce wears black low cut chucks. See photo below.

The Ataris. Several band members wear black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Atreyu. Several band members wear blue, red, and black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Avenged Sevenfold. See our review of “So Far Away”.

Avril Lavigne. Avril wears black low cut and high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Complicated”, “Here’s To Never Growing Up”, and “Sk8er Boi”.

Axis of Awesome. The group all wear pairs of chucks with Benny wearing a faded black pair, Jordan a new black pair, and Lee sporting some red ones. Click here to see our review of their comedy medley “4 Chords”.

 

Alesana.
All Time Low.
The Apers all wear black chucks.

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Adam Met of AJR.
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Bad Chopper. (black high tops) See photo below.

J Balvin. Columbian singer and songwriter J Balvin wears black high top chucks in “Mi Gente”.

Bastian. (black low cut) See photo below.

Joshua Bassett. Joshua likes to wear black high top chucks and occasionally wears optical white high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Anyone Else”.

Bastille. Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Chris Wood, and William Farquarson wear blue, red, and black high top and black and white low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

James Bay. The English singer likes to wear black high top chucks. See our review of “Us”.

Be Your Own Pet. Lead singer Jamina Pearl wears black, white, red, and pink high tops and low cut chucks, bass player Nathan Vasquez wears black or red high tops, and Jonas Stein occasionally wears black or white high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Black Sabbath. Converse has issued several models of commemorative high tops for this pioneering heavy metal group. Click here to see a photo gallery of the Black Sabbath high top chucks.

Justin Bieber wears black, red, monochrome black and optical white high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Love Yourself”.

Big Time Rush. Carlos Pena, Jr., Logan Henderson, and James Maslow wear black high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. Carlos wears grey high tops in their music video “Any Kind of Guy”.

Blink 182. Tom DeLonge and others wear black low cut chucks. See photos below. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?/A Milli”.

Bloc Party. Lead singer Kele Okereke wears black high tops and drummer Matt Tong wears blue and black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Blondie. Nigel Harrison and Clem Burke wear red or black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Bodega Girls. See our review of “Surf’s Up America”.

The Bohemian Bluesman wears black high tops. See photo below.

David Bowie wore blue high top chucks during his 2004 Reality Tour. See photo below.

Bowling for Soup. Lead singer Jaret Reddick wears black high top chucks. See our review of “High School Never Ends”.

Bow Wow. Rapper, actor and television host Bow Wow (Shad Gregory Moss) likes to wear black, white, and red high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Boys Like Girls. See our review of “The Great Escape”.

Brandtson. (black high tops) See photo below.

Breathe Carolina. Singer David Schmitt wears white low cut and black high top chucks and Tommy Cooperman wears black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Keyboardist Tom Brislin wears black low cut chucks.

Chris Brown. Singer, songwriter, and actor Chris Brown wears black and green low cut and black, grey, optical white, and red high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Kiss Kiss”.

Sawyer Brown (when they were on Star Search, they wore them).

Bruno Mars wears black and green high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Nothin’ on You”, “The Lazy Song”, “It Will Rain”, and “Please Me”.

Bucket Head wears black high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Buddy wears black high top chucks in his video “Hey Up There”. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Bullet For My Valentine. Michael Paget, Matt Tuck, and Michael Thomas wear black high top and low cut chucks and Michael Paget wears white low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Buttons. Band members wear black and red chucks. See photo below. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our “Converse Girl” video review.

Burning Sensations. (black high tops)

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Camilla Cabello. Camilla wears black, purple, and light blue high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of her video “Señorita”.

Alessia Cara. Alessia wears black, white, and light blue high top chucks and black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Seventeen”, “Wild Things”, “Here”, and “Trust My Lonely”.

Mariah Carey wears black low top chucks in “One Sweet Day”.

Sabrina Carpenter. Sabrina wears black and optical white high top chucks, and black, maroon, floral print, and optical white low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Brynn Cartelli. The Season 14 winner of The Voice likes to wear high top chucks. See them featured in her music video “Walk My Way”.

Chloe x Halle. The Bailey sisters like to wear black and yellow high top chucks. See our reviews of “Drop” and “Fall”.

Charity Case. (black low cut) See photo below.

Ciara. Ciara wears black and gray high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Gimme Dat”.

The Clash. Vocalist Joe Strummer wore black high top chucks, and bassist Paul Simonon wore white high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery of The Clash and the Sex Pistols.

Kurt Cobain. Click here to see a gallery of Kurt Cobain commemorative high top chucks. Click here to see a gallery of him with Nirvana. See our review of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

David Allan Coe. David Allan Coe wears red, green, and mismatched pairs of chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Coldplay. Several of the band members wear chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Orphans”.

Counterpoint. Chaz Gagliano wears black chucks.

Phil Collins has been seen wearing natural white and black high tops.

Something Corporate. (black high tops) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Rozzi Crane. Singer/songwriter Elizabeth “Rozzi” Crane likes to wear black high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Cribs. Guitarist Ryan Jarman wears orange high top and black low cut chucks, Gary Jarman wears black monochrome high tops, and Ross Jarman wears white high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Dalton Cyr. Dalton likes to wear black high top chucks. See our reviews of “Stay” and “The Way It Should Be”.

Miley Cyrus. Miley and her band wear a variety of high top and low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “7 Things” and “Jolene”.

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Charity Case

The Cribs


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Dance G. The leader of this post hardcore band wears black monochrome chucks. See photo below.

Daveed Diggs wears black high top chucks in “Easy Come, Easy Go”.

Dead Boys, The. Several members of this 1970’s band wore black high tops, including black, white, and red pairs of chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

DefTones. (black low cut) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Desaparecidos. Guitarist Denver Dalley wears black Jack Purcells.

Lana Del Rey. Singer Lana Del Rey wears a variety of high top and low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Dingees. The members of this Los Angeles based band all wear chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Donna the Buffalo. Jeb Puryear and Mark Raudabaugh wear black, red, and green high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Donnas wear silver, black, and red chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Take It Off”.

The Doors. Converse has issued a commemorative line of high top chucks for Jim Morrison and the Doors. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers wears black high top chucks or black Jack Purcells, as do other members of the band. See photo below. Click here to see a Wallflowers photo gallery.

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The Early November. Sergio Anello wears black low cut chucks. See photo below.

The Edge. Guitarist The Edge wears black high top chucks. See photo below and see the U2 photo gallery.

Eighteen Visions. See photo below.

Emarosa. See photo below.

Enter Shakari. See photo below.

 

Epic Rap Battles of History. EpicLLOYD wears green high top chucks in “Batman vs Sherlock Holmes”. Nice Peter joins him wearing high top chucks in “Bill & Ted vs Lewis and Clark”. EpicLLOYD wears navy blue high top chucks in “Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2”. In “Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye”, Nice Peter wears black high top chucks.

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Eighteen Visions

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Fall Out Boy. Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump wear black low cut chucks, and they are shown on their 2004 album Take This To Your Grave. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Dance, Dance”, and “Sugar We’re Going Down Review 1”, “Review 2”.

Farside Frenzy. (black high tops) See photo below.

Fifth Harmony. Lauren Jauregui and Camilla Cabello wear black and optical white high top and black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Miss Movin’ On”.

Fifth Street. (black high tops) See photo below.

Finch. At least two of the band members wear low cut black chucks. See photos below.

Five Finger Death Punch. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Five Seconds of Summer. Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin wear black, grey and red low cut chucks, and monochrome black and Varvatos high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Good Girls”, “She Looks So Perfect”, “Don’t Stop” and “She’s Kinda Hot”.

Flyleaf. Members of the band wear black, blue, optical white, and red chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Foreigner. (black high tops). See photo below.

Foster the People. Drummer Mark Pontius wears optical white high top chucks in their video “Pumped Up Kicks”.

The Fray. See our review of “How To Save A Life”.

Fugazi. Ian MacKage and Guy Picciotto (black high tops). Click here to see a photo gallery.

 

fun. Lead singer Nate Ruess wears well worn optical white high top chucks with writing on them in their videos “Carry On” and “One Foot”.

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The Game. Rapper The Game wears black and red high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Dreams”, “Let's Ride”, and “My Life”.

Gin Blossoms. Bass guitarist Bill Leen and guitarist Jesse Valenzuela wear black high top chucks.

Goin’ Places. Frankie No-Times wears black high tops. In their latest CD, Relationship Sneakers, the title track is about a girlfriend who buys him new white sneakers and wants him to toss out his chucks. The last two lines of the lyrics sum it up: “Whoa oh oh tell her you still love her, But wear your Chuck Taylors when you leave the house tonight.” Click here to see a photo gallery.

Selena Gomez. Selena wears black, white, blue, and maroon low cuts on and off stage. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Good Charlotte. Lead singer Joel Madden wears black low cut chucks all the time and other members of the band also wear black and black monochrome chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Ariana Grande. Ariana likes to wear various pairs of low cut chucks in white, pink, blue, red, and maroon. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Baby I” and “Into You”.

Grateful Dead. Converse has issued a commemorative line of high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

A Great Big World. Chad King wears black high top chucks in their music videos “Already Home” and “Say Something”.

Green Day. Band members wear black high and low tops, blue, red, and maroon high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery of the band. Click here to see the Green Day high tops issued by Converse in 2013. See our reviews of “21 Guns”, “American Idiot”, “Basket Case”, “Holiday”, “When I Come Around”, and “Jesus of Suburbia”.

Josh Groban wears black low cut chucks and white leather high tops. See photos below. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Groovie Ghoulies. B-face and Kepi wore black high tops. See photo above.

Slash of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver likes to wear black high top chucks. See photo below. Click here to see a photo gallery.

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Slash and his parents

Josh, Chris Groban and family

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Foreigner

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Hanson. Zac (black high top and low cut, red, green and light blue high tops) and Isaac (black and monochrome black high tops) wear chucks all the time, and Taylor has been seen wearing black low cut, red, and stars and bars high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

George Harrison. George occasionally wore black high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “What Is Life”.

Hunter Hayes. Country singer Hunter Hayes wears black high top chucks in his music videos “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “I Want Crazy”.

Converse has issued a set of Jimi Hendrix high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Hey Monday. Lead singer Cassadee Pope wears print high tops and black low cuts. See the photo below.

Hip-Hop Artists Wearing Chucks. Photos of eight rappers. Click here to see the photo gallery.

Hoobastank. (black low cut) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Hootie and the Blowfish. Mark Bryan wears black high tops. (see photo above)

Bruce Hornsby. Bruce wears monochrome black high tops. See photo below.

Hot Chelle Rae. See our review of “Tonight Tonight”.

The Huntingtons. All members wear black high tops; one wears white chucks also) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Humble. (black high tops)

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Ice Cube. Actor and musician Ice Cube wears black and blue low cut and high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “I Rep That West”.

Incubus. Lead singer Brandon Boyd and guitarist Mike Einziger are among the band members who wear black and white low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Inside Gaming. Bruce Greene likes to wear black high top chucks. See our review of “We Love Video Games”.

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Jakübi. Bass and Moog synthesizer player Jacob Farah wears white zebra print high top chucks, guitarist and keyboardist Adam Kane wears black high top chucks, and vocals and keyboardist Jerome Farah wears monochrome black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Jets. The seven members of this family 1980s pop band all wear chucks in their video “Crush on You”.

Joan Jett. Joan often wears black high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Jonas Brothers. Nick and Joe Jonas wear black, white, and red pairs of chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. Click here to see our reviews of “Cool” and “When You Look Me In The Eyes”.

JoJo. Dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality JoJo Siwa like to wear black low top and purple/pink glitter high top chucks in her videos. See our reviews of “Baby It’s You”, “Boomerang”, and “High Top Shoes”.

Journey. Bass player Ross Valory likes to wear black and print pattern high tops. See photo below.

Victoria Justice. Singer and actress Victoria Justice wears high top black, optical white, and polka dot print pairs of chucks along with white platform low tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See her in the video “Justin Timberlake Medley”.

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Kaiser Chiefs. Nick Baines, Nick Hodgson, Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, and Simon Rix wear black, white, green and red pairs of chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Keane. Tim Oxley-Rice wears black high top and white low cut chucks. See photo below.

Kesha. Kesha wears black and natural white high top and white low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij, and Bethany Cosentino wear black high top chucks in their video “All Summer”.

Kids in the Way. Black low cuts and high tops. See photos below.

Kimbra. See her video “Warrior” produced by Converse and full of people battling in their chucks.

Jana Kramer. The actress and country singer wears optical white low top chucks in “I Hope It Rains”.

Kronos String Quartet. First violinist David Harrington likes to wear black high tops. See photo above before the videos list.

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Kenrick Lamar. Kendrick wears black, blue, red, and white low cut and high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “DNA.”, “Rigamortus”, “Swimming Pools”, and “Loyalty”.

Lancaster. (black high tops and white low cut) See photo below.

Avril Lavigne. Avril wears black low cut and high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Complicated”, “Here’s To Never Growing Up”, and “Sk8er Boi”.

Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe wears black and red high top chucks. See photo below.

Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne wears black, purple, red, and navy blue chucks in high top and low top models. Click here to see a photo gallery. He wears red high top chucks in the video “I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)”, black high top chucks in “Bedrock”, “Mirror” and “Good Form”.

Linkin Park. Chester Bennington, Brad Delson, David Farrell, and Mike Shinoda wear black and red chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Lost in the Echo”, “One More Light”, and “Numb”.

Little Mix. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall wear various pairs of high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Black Magic”.

LMFAO. SkyBlu wears black, white, and red high tops, often in mismatched pairs. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Demi Lovato. Demi wear black monochrome high tops and black low cuts. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of her video “La La Land”.

Ross Lynch. The singer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, and actor wears black low top chucks in his music video “Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’”.


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Bruno Mars wears black and green high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “The Lazy Song”, “Please Me”, “Mirror”, “Nothin On You”, and “It Will Rain”.

Maroon 5. All the members wear black high tops occasionally, and lead singer Adam Levine much of time. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “What Lovers Do”.

Massad. New Zealand pop star Massad Barakat-Devine wears red high top chucks in his video “Girl Next Door”.

Paul McCartney has been seen wearing black high and low tops. (see photo below) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Declan McKenna wears well worn unbleached white high top chucks and occasionally turquoise high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Meg Myers. Meg has a large collection of chucks, and like to wear high tops and low cut models. Her favorite colors are optical white, blue, and black. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Metallica. James Hetfield wears black and red high tops.

Metro Station. Mason Musso and Blake Healy wear black monochrome high tops and tan low cuts. See photo above. See our review of “Shake It”.

M.I.A. wears pairs of tiger print and dark blue high top chucks in her video “Paper Planes”.

Julia Michaels. Singer Julia Michaels wears black high top chucks in her video “Give It to You”.

Mid Life Crisis. Randy Burd wears black high tops. See photo below.

Midnight Red. Joey Diggs, Jr. wears white, black and red low cut chucks, Anthony Ladao wearing white and blue low cut chucks and black John Varvatos high tops, and Colton Rudloff wears black and flag print high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Mac Miller. The late rap star liked to wear low top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “My Favorite Part”, “Best Day Ever”, “Dang!”, and “100 Grandkids”.

Morningwood. Lead singer Chantel Claret wears white high tops, bassist Pedro Yanowitz wears red high tops white high tops and other models of chucks, and guitarist Richard Steel wears black low cut and blue high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Jason Mraz. Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz wears a variety of models of chucks including black high top and low cut, white high top, red low cut, and flames high top. Click here to see a photo gallery. Click here to see Jason in “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “You and I Both”.

Mxpx. (black low cut) See photo above.

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The Nelsons. Matthew Nelson wears black chucks occasionally. See photo above.

N*E*R*D. Pharrell Williams and others wear black chucks in the video “My Drive Thru”.

New Politics. David Boyd and Soren Hansen wear black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Noise Rachet. (black high tops and black Jack Purcells). See photo below.

Niia. Singer/songwriter Niia wears monochrome white high top chucks in “Alone by Marshmello”.

Nirvana. Kurt Cobain wore black high and low cut chucks and Jack Purcells. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”.

Normani. American singer and dancer Normani Hamilton wears white high tops in her video “Motivation”.

N.W.A. This group of five kids from Compton, California defined a new look for gangsta rap by wearing black jeans, Raider hats, and Chuck Taylors. See our review of “Straight Outta Compton”.

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OK Go. See our review of “The Writing’s On The Wall”.

 

One Direction. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tominson and Niall Horan wear optical white, black and red chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Rita Ora. Rita wears black and optical white high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

OutKast. Andre 3000 wears black high top chucks in “Ms. Jackson”, as does he and his entire crew in “Roses”.

Outl4w. This young boy band has several related members who wear chucks. Lead singer Bobby Bentham wears red high tops, Jack Bentham wears black high tops occasionally, and bass player Will Bentham wears black high top and low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

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Panic! At the Disco. Lead singer Brendon Urie wears black high top chucks. See our reviews of “This is Gospel” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”.

 

Paramore. Hayley Williams wears red and yellow high top and black low cut chucks. Taylor York wear black chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Fake Happy”.

Paul McCartney wears black high top chucks. See photo below.

Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder wears black high tops.

Katy Perry (black and white high tops) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Tom Petty. See photo below.

Pezz (black high tops) See photo below.

Phoenix. (black high tops) See photo below.

Planet Earth. (black and monochrome black high tops) See photo above.

Mike Posner. Mike likes to wear optical white high tops. See our review of “Song About You”.

Project 86. See photo above.

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Quiet Riot. Band members from the original band wore black and optical white high tops.

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Radiohead. Members of the band wear black and white high tops, and black Jack Purcells. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Ramones, The. (black and white high tops and low cuts). Converse has issued a commemorative distressed black canvas high top model in honor of the Ramones. Click here to see a photo gallery of the shoes. Click here to see a photo gallery of the band. See our review of “Blitzkrieg Bop”.

Rancid. Tim Armstrong wears black low cuts. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Ready Set. Jordan Mark Witzigreuter wears optical white, American flag, and monochrome black high tops and black low cuts. Click here to see a photo gallery.

The Record Company. Lead singer Chris Vos and drummer Marc Cazorla wear black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Ben Rector. Ben wears natural white high top chucks in his video “Old Friends”.

Red Hot Chili Pipers. Guitarists and drummers in this Scottish Bagpipe/Rock band like to wear black high top chucks, often with red shoelaces. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Californication” and “Dark Necessities”.

Reel Big Fish. Bassist Derek Gibbs and saxophonist Matt Appleton wear black high and low top chucks. See our reviews of “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Sellout”, and “Don’t Stop Skankin”.

Relient K. (black, blue, and white high tops and low cuts) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Jessie Reyez. The Canadian singer and songwriter likes to wear red, black, grey, and white high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Body Count”.

Rex Orange County. The English recording artist and songwriter likes to wear red low top and blue high top chucks. See our review of “Sunflower”.

R5. Riker, Rocky, and Ross Lynch along with Ellington Ratliff wear a variety of chucks in black, green, maroon, and white high tops and low cuts. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Rihanna. (black and white high tops and low cuts) Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Cheryl Pepsii Riley has dedicated an album to among other things “my Chuck Taylor high tops” and shows a picture of pale blue and pink high tops in the background. See photo below.

Olivia Rodrigo wears black chucks in her music video Driver's License.

Rooney. (black Jack Purcells, blue high tops) Click here to see a photo gallery.

Ruffians. Singer Rich Wilde wears blue high tops. See photo below.

Rush. Geddy Lee, the lead singer and bassist, wears black high tops and white low cut Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers. Click here to see a photo gallery.

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Sahara Hot Nights. These ladies wear black, blue, white, green, and red high tops. See photo below. Click here to see a photo gallery.

St. Lawrence String Quartet. First violinist Geoff Nuttall wears black high tops.

Jacob Sartorius. Jacob wears grey low top chucks in his music video “Bingo”.

Calum Scott. The British singer-songwriter wears white and red Chuck 70s in “What I Miss Most”.

The Sex Pistols. John Lydon, Sid Vicious, and Steve Jones wore black, grey, and white high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Amanda Seyfried. American actress, model, and singer likes to wear grey low tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Ed Sheeran. British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran wears black high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See his music videos “Shape Of You” and “Everything Has Changed” (with Taylor Swift).

Silbermond. The main members of this German band wear chucks all the time. Guitarist Thomas Stolle almost always wears black high tops as does singer Stefanie Kloss. Bassist Johannes Stolle wears both black and white high tops a lot of the time. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Silverchair. Lead singer Daniel Johns and drummer Ben Gillies wore black and navy blue high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Simple Plan. Lead Guitarist Jeff Stinco and other band members wear black chucks in music videos or on stage. See photo below. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “I’m Just A Kid”.

Sturgill Simpson. Sturgill likes to wear optical white low cut and black high top chucks. Other band members wear black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Skindred. Arya Goggin and other band members occasionally wear black and grey high tops. See photo below.

Justine Skye wears blue leather zipper high top chucks in “MAYBE (deconstructed)”.

Sleeping with Sirens. See our review of “Congratulations”.

Sleepy Man Banjo Band. The three Mizzone brothers like to wear black high top, low cut, Dr. J and monochrome black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Slightly Stoopid. Miles Doughty wears black low cuts. See photo below.

The Smashing Pumpkins. See our review of Today.

Willow Smith. Willow likes to wear black and green high top chucks. See our review of “Summer Fling”.

Snoop Dogg. Snoop wears black, white, and blue high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Beautiful”, “Drop It Like It's Hot”, “Gangsta Luv”, “Go to Church”, “Murder Was The Case”, “P.I.M.P.”, “Vato”, “Young, Wild, and Free”, and “Gin and Juice”.

Something Corporate. Black low cut and high tops, white and green low and high. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Rick Springfield. (black and natural white high tops). See photo below.

Squadfive-O. Black low cut, white high tops, red Jack Purcells. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Vince Staples. Vince wears black classic and Chuck Taylor IIs in high top and low cut, along with red, green and optical white high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Big Fish”, “Norf Norf”, “Prima Donna”, “So What?” and “Lift Me Up”.

Starcrawler. Guitarist Henri Cash wears black high top chucks. See our review of “I Love LA”.

Stun. All the members wear black high tops. See photo below.

Gwen Stefani wears black low cut and high tops chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. Gwen wears black knee high chucks in her video “Hollaback Girl”.

Hailee Steinfeld. The American actress and singer wears black high top chucks in her video “Let Me Go”.

The Strokes. Nick, Fabrizio, Julian, and Albert wear black, white, red, stars and bars, and maroon high tops, x-high, and low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Sum 41. Former drummer Steve Jocz and current bassist Jason Paul "Cone" McCaslin wear black high top chucks. See our reviews of “Fatlip” and “In Too Deep”.

The Summer Set. Brian Dales, John Gomez, and Josh Montgomery wear red high top, black low cut, and gray and black high top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Taylor Swift. Taylor likes to wear navy blue and black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See her music video “Everything Has Changed” with Ed Sheeran.

Switchfoot. Band members wear black and white low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

SZA. Solána Imani Rowe, known professionally as SZA, like to wear tan, blue, and white high top chucks along with black high and low top chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “What Lovers Do”, “All The Stars”, “Babylon”, “Teen Spirit”, and “Broken Clocks”.

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Bella Thorne. Acress and singer Bella Thorne wears optical white, black, brown, blue high top chucks and orange low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

 

The Ting Tings. Lead singer Katie White wears black high top chucks. See our review of “That’s Not My Name”.

Tonight Alive. Jenna Mcdougall, lead singer of Tonight Alive, wears black high top chucks. See photo above. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Triumph. This band also did advertisements for chucks in the late 80’s. Remember the picture of them laced up in high top chucks, for the ad. See photo below.

Tupac. The late famed rapper of the 1990s liked to wear white high top chucks. See our review of “California Love”.

Twenty-One Pilots. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun wear black monochrome chucks. See our review of “Stressed Out”.

Tyga. Tyga wears black, white, red, and maroon chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Go Loko”.

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U2. Guitarist The Edge wears black chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

University. (black high tops) See photo below.

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The Vamps. Tristan Evans, Bradley Will Simpson and other band members wears flag, black, Johnn Varvatos, and optical white high tops, and red low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Vanguard. Lead singer Brian Shilt wears black low top chucks.

Eddie Van Halen (red and black high tops). See photo below.

Eddie Vedder (black high tops)

Phum Viphurit. See our review of “Hello, Anxiety”.

Vivienne’s Verdict. Members of this Malaysian hard rock band were red and black high top chucks, and black, blue and grey low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

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Wallflowers. Jakob Dylan wears black high top chucks or black Jack Purcells, as do other members of the band. (See photo below) Click here to see a Wallflowers photo gallery.

 

Walk the Moon. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca wears black high top chucks. Other band members wear black, blue, and white high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

We The Kings. Charles Trippy and Hunter Thomsen wears black low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Check Yes, Juliet”.

Weezer. Rivers Cupmp and other band members wear black chucks. See our reviews of “Beverly Hills”, “Perfect Situation”, “Take On Me”, and “The End of the Game”.

Wife Beater. (black low cut) See photo below.

Wiz Khalifa. Wiz wears a wide variety of chucks, including those of his own design. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our reviews of “Black and Yellow” and “Young, Wild, and Free”.

Wolf Alice. Singer and guitarist Ellie Rowsell wearing optical white high tops, and other band member occasionally wearing black or white high tops. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Workout. Band members all wear black chucks in their video “Bon Voyage”.

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Yellowcard. Josh Portman, Ryan Key, Ryan Mendez, Longineu Parsons III, and Sean Mackin wear black and black monochrome chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “Ocean Avenue”.

YG. Rapper Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, better known by his stage name YG, likes to wear a variety of black red, optical white, and yellow high top and low cut chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery.

Young Fresh Fellows. Members seen wearing tan low cut and black high tops.

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Zendaya. Singer and actress Zendaya wears high top black and optical white chucks. Click here to see a photo gallery. See our review of “All for Us”.

Zom Zoms. Band members wear different colored monochrome high tops. See photo below.

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