Well, today Converse unveiled the newly remade Chuck II and it’s a beauty.
Wisely, Converse left the sneaker’s silhouette in place, instead focusing on improving the shoe’s comfort and feel. That means inserting a cushy Nike Lunarlon (yes, the footwear giant has owned Converse since 2003) sock liner into the shoe, as well as adding a padded non-slip tongue, and a perforated micro-suede lining for moisture-wicking breathability.
Aesthetically, there are a couple differences between the Chuck Taylor II and its forebearer, but they’re minimal and would be hard to spot from a distance. The new Chucks are made with a thicker premium canvas and feature an embroidered All Star logo on the inner heel, as well as debossed, painted eyelets. But that’s it. Everything else looks the same, and it’s only $15 more dollars than its simpler predecessor, which means the high-tops go for $75 and the lows go for $70.
Finally, you can have your Cons and comfort too.