After 98 years, Converse has released a new shoe design for their iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars. It’s the first time since the creation of the shoe in the 80s, that the shoe has been updated.
Don’t worry! Nothing much is changing in terms of appearance. It’s more of a comfort update.
The Chuck II is actually the product of a Converse and Nike collaboration. And before you freak over the sports brand moving in on the classic Chuck, I have to note that Nike actually bought Converse in 2003, after it went bankrupt. So, without this combination, our beloved Converse would not even exist.
Nike has added their original Lunarlon material into the base of the shoe. The lightweight, bouncy foam is what you can find in their legendary running shoes, and now it will be in the sole of the Chuck IIs.
The everything-shoe will now be way more comfy to do everything in.
As for the minor aesthetic changes, the liner will now be in suede (fancy, huh?), which will help improve breathability, and there will be a non-slip tongue. But that’s it. Everything else remains the same.
See? Change is good, people.
The only downside to these improvements is that we gotta pay for it. The price tag is raised by about $15. Both the high and low-top versions of the Chuck II will sell for about $70 and $75.
Change comes at a cost.