How Much Do Converse Shoes Weigh? [Chuck Taylor All Stars]

Converse shoes have a history rooted in performance and present day they have become a comfortable casual option for people to wear. But what about weight? How much do converse shoes weigh?

A men’s size 12 Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars classic canvas shoe weighs 0.87 pounds per shoe. These classic chucks are one of the lighter shoes that Converse offers. Some styles weigh up to 1.30 pounds per shoe, or beyond.

Here were the results when we weighed five of Converse’s most classic styles (weight is based off one size 12 men’s shoe):

ShoeWeight (lbs)
Converse Classic Chucks0.87
Converse Jack Purcell Low0.98
Converse Pro Leather Low1.01
Converse Chuck 70’s1.21
Converse One Stars Low1.30

In this article I want to take a closer look at the weight of Converse shoes, especially some of their most popular styles. I also want to compare Converse weight to Vans and discuss briefly how Converse and Vans differ.

Converse Shoe Weights

How Much Do Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Weigh?

The classic Chuck Taylor All Stars are an iconic shoe that has a history rooted in performance. Because of this, the design is very lightweight. My size 12 men’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars (classic) weighs 0.87 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Converse Chuck 70 Shoes Weigh?

The Converse Chuck 70’s are a tribute to the classic Chuck Taylors and have a bulkier design than the Chuck Taylor All Stars you are used to. My size 12 men’s Converse Chuck 70 Shoes weigh 1.21 pounds per shoe:


How Much Do Converse One Stars Weigh?

The Converse One Stars are another classic Converse design. They come in both a mid and a low version, and I own the low suede version. My size 12 Converse One Star Lows weigh 1.30 pounds per shoe and are the heaviest Converse shoe that I own despite being a low-cut shoe.


How Much Do Converse Pro Leathers Weigh?

The Converse Pro Leathers are another popular low-top shoe, and you can actually get these in a mid-top version as well. I own the Converse Court Daze Pro Leather Lows. Mine weigh 1.01 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s.


How Much Do Converse Pro Leathers Weigh?

The Converse Jack Purcell shoes fit big like many other types of Converse shoes. When I weighed my size 12 Converse Jack Purcell low-top shoes I found them to weigh 0.98 pounds per shoe:


Are Converse Shoes Heavy?

Most Converse shoes are actually reasonably lightweight. As I mentioned above, the Converse Chuck Taylors that I own weigh 0.87 pounds per shoe for a size 12 men’s, and feel lightweight on my foot.

The Converse Chuck 70’s are bulkier and heavier than the classic Chucks, but I still don’t think they feel heavy on my foot. Yes, not all types of Converse shoe feel like lightweight performance shoes, but many styles do.

How Does Converse Weight Compare To Vans?

Vans, like Converse, makes performance-style casual shoe. I have a lengthy article comparing Converse vs Vans sizing, and I was actually quite surprised when I compared the two brands just how much smaller Vans shoes fit compared to Converse. In some instances, Converse shoes ran a half size larger than Vans.

For example, here are Converse Chucks compared to Vans Sk8-Hi shoes:


Despite that, I was a little surprised when I weighed Vans Sk8-Hi shoes and found out they weighed more than my classic Chucks. My classic Chuck Taylor All Stars weighed 0.87 pound per shoe for a men’s size 12, and my Vans Sk8-Hi shoes weighed 1.16 pounds per shoe for a men’s size 12. To read more, visit my article about Vans Shoe Weight.

The main takeaway here is you can expect Converse shoes to be reasonably lightweight all things considered. In my experience the Converse Chuck 70’s are bulkier and weigh more than the Converse Classic Chucks. Overall, expect Converse shoes to feel lightweight on your foot (do they make steel toe Converse?).

One thing I have noticed is Converse shoes tend to run narrow, so if you have wide feet you will want to consider wide sizing. Not all types of Converse shoes are available in wide sizing, but many popular styles are.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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