Converse All-Stars are probably one of the best-known sneakers in the world. They are commonly associated with teenagers and a number of rock scenes. I have been wearing them for about two years, and I have become a fan.
Chuck Taylors are very simple shoes, made of heavy canvas with rubber soles. This simplicity makes them very comfortable to wear. However, this simplicity also makes the durability of these shoes somewhat lacking, and I find that they tend to start getting torn and ripped within just a few months.
The best feature of these sneakers is their unique style. They are instantly recognizable as Chuck Taylors, and they come in just about every color of the rainbow. However, they do carry certain "hipster" connotations, so I would only get they if you know they're what you want.