The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is a lux version of the retro original
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star has gone unchanged since 1949. Sure Converse have collaborated with designers to come up with different takes on the shoe - Comme des Garcons replaced the star logo with its red heart, Missoni added its distinctive zigzag textile design and Maison Margiela covered the trainers in white paint - but this is bigger than that.
Using parent company Nike’s Lunarlon technology the all new All Star, called the Chuck Taylor All Star II, features a padded tongue, micro-suede lining, colour-matching laces and grommets and a stitched cloth version of the star logo. A strip of padding has been added around the collar of the shoe, and the tongue has been given a non-slip finish.
Let's break that down for you in point form:
Lunarlon Sockliner: For more cuhioning and support.
Padded Non-Slip Tongue: For 360 degree comfort around the ankle and instep.
Premium Canvas: For high quality touch and texture.
Eyelets: Embossed molded eyelets added for premium feel.
Pinstripes: Textured tonal pinstripes.
Super Soft Micro-Suede Lining: Perforated for maximized comfort.
Patch: Woven medial patch is embroidered to add depth and visibility.
To make way for all of these additions they've done away with the mid-sole stripe. Otherwise it's still the same Chuck you've come to know and love, only difference now is that you can wear them all day long.