After 98 Years, Converse Finally Redesigned Their Iconic Chuck Taylors!
Chuck Taylor All Stars are a classic part in any man’s sneaker arsenal, but now you’ll be able to rock a more comfortable and updated version of the iconic footwear.
The new Chucks appear to be much the same appearance of it’s 98-year-old predecessor, but the Chuck Taylor II is completely different on the inside.
Converse went bankrupt and was bought out by Nike in 2003 for $305 million. The new kicks are definitely influenced by Nike, but it’s nice that they kept to Chuck’s original look from 1917.
Nike’s Lunarlon, a lightweight and bouncy foam that they already use in their athletic sneakers, is inserted into the legendary shoe.
Another new addition is the dynamic elastic strap to the tongue for a better fit and to prevent it from slipping around, resulting in an all-around more secure shoe. There is also a perforated suede liner that will improve breathability. The new shoe will weigh less than the current Chuck Taylor.
NBA greats Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, and Oscar Robertson wish they had all this comforting technology when they were wearing them back in the 1960s.
The Chuck Taylor All Star II’s price will be $70 for low-tops and $75 for hi-tops and will be available on 7/28. Converse will continue to make the classic Chuck Taylor, which sells for $50 and up.
Sorry, it seems that you won’t have a breaking-in period with the new Chucks.