It has been over 100 years but your favorite nostalgic shoe is being redesigned from the ground up making them just as comfortable as your Nike running shoes.
There are not many shoes that are more recognizable in the world than the Converse Chuck Taylor and Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, the low top and high top silhouette has never undergone a redesign since it was first worn by Charles “Chuck” Taylor when he wore them playing basketball back in the 1920-1930’s. But now, if you didn’t know (spoiler alert) Converse is owned and managed by Nike, Inc. and things are about to change. It has been over a decade since Nike began overseeing production and marketing of the shoes but since then they haven’t changed a thing. Today (April 4th, 2016 | Square Root Day) they announced that the Chuck Taylors are getting a makeover. We are so pumped to see how Nike is going to transform this shoe and what technology they will add to the All Star shoes.
Nike says that they are going to create a new upper for the Chuck Taylors by using a knit upper to be called the result Converse All Star II. While the iconic Converse patch and rubber sole silhouette will remain unchanged the All Star 2 will introduce an expanded selection of colors laid over new crosshatched design. Each pair of shoes comes lined with soft micro-suede and Lunarlon cushioning to improve breathability, according to Nike.
For sneaker heads looking to update their classic black lo-tops, the All Star IIs offer a color pop to any outfit or attire. The Converse All Star IIs are being tested in Asia, and if they do well they be released in European on April 18th, and upon the success of the shoe in those two regions they will finally be released in North America on April 25th, 2016. Expect to pay around $80 bones for these new sneakers. If you want to be the first on your block to have the new Converse All Star Twos you better jump on a plane and book it to Asia or Europe.