Converse Unveils The Long Awaited 'Chuck II' In Boston
There aren't many sneakers as iconic as the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. Debuted in 1917, the original lifestyle shoe was embraced over the years as one of the most classic American pieces of footwear debuted for both men and women.
However, today (July 23) Converse has made history by revealing their second most anticipated sneaker of all time: The Chuck II. Keeping the same classic silhouette that helped bring the shoe to prominence, the updated model has completely new materials and technology infused into its design.
Nike's coveted Lunarlon technology make these kicks performance ready for any sport and the white foxing, rubber toe-cap and coveted All Star patch give the shoe the same nostalgic feel as the original Chucks. But these are just a few of the improvements made to the most iconic shoe in Converse's history.
“The Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the most legendary and iconic sneakers of all time,” said Jim Calhoun, Converse President and CEO. “The launch of Chuck II is a ground-breaking moment for Converse as we continue to move the brand forward through creativity and innovation, ushering in not just a new sneaker, but a completely new way of thinking."
The new Fall 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker makes its debut on Tuesday, July 28, for a suggested retail price of $70 USD (ox) and $75 USD (hi-top) at Converse retail stores, select retailers and online at Converse.com.
The Chuck II's Innovative features and Premium details:
Nike Lunarlon sockliner for superior full foot cushioning and arch support
Foam padded collar and non-slip gusseted tongue for 360-degree comfort
A perforated micro suede liner, for breathability during extended periods of wear.
Constructed from durable premium canvas, the exterior of the Chuck Taylor All Star II elevates the sneaker’s most recognizable features with premium details including:
On-trend high foxing
Monochrome matte eyelets