Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print Collection
It would be safe to say that most of us have owned a few pairs of Converse shoes in our lifetime and there’s a good chance that they’ve been the classic Chuck Taylor All Star. Ideal for everyday wear, these shoes are the ultimate all-rounder. Last year, Converse ushered in a new era with an updated design of the popular sneaker with the introduction of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II.The iconic silhouette of the Chuck Taylor All Star and the durable canvas it’s made of have been retained, as well as the logo patch on the side (but it’s now embroidered and stitched on instead of screen printed). The main changes are on the inside of the sneaker. Just when you thought your Converse couldn’t get any more comfortable, the updated design includes a host of new features to maximise comfort from the first wear. These include the innovative Nike Lunarlon sockliner which provides superior full foot cushioning and arch support. This leading technology by Nike is also used in a bunch of their training and running shoes to provide a more springy effect when working out and makes the shoes more responsive during wear. There’s also a foam padded collar, non-slip gusseted tongue and a perforated micro suede liner for breathability, so you know you can wear them all day and night long and your feet will still feel fresh. Having only introduced the Chuck II last year, Converse are already looking ahead and releasing new interpretations of the redesigned sneaker. March 3 will see the release of the Reflective Print Collection, featuring street-ready prints made with reflective material which create striking patterns in low-level light. While Chucks were initially made for athletic wear they’ve definitely become much more of a day-to-day shoe favoured especially by musicians, artists and other creative types too. This was the main inspiration for Converse as they set out to redefine Chucks to be more than just a basketball shoe, but instead to be more of a street-statement.The Reflective Print Collection will be available in this charcoal camo pattern which will get you tonnes of wear thanks to the neutral palette and will be sure to become a staple in your wardrobe this season.