Converse Create the Chuck Taylor All Star Crater KnitRelease: 20 March 2021
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the true icons of the sneaker world, and its penchant for constant remixing and experimentation has yielded one of the most eco-conscious editions yet. Known as the Chuck Taylor All Star Crater Knit, Cons have drawn on the extensive R&D conducted by parent company Nike to implement some of the latest sustainability technology while reducing the impact of manufacturing new shoes.
As its long name suggests, this Chuck features Crater Foam, which was first developed by Nike as a way to maximise the effectiveness of Nike Grind Rubber combined with regular foam. Previous usage of Crater Foam has usually been a contrasting Blu-Tack colour, but here things are kept fairly tonal for a muted aesthetic. However, multi-coloured specks show through, revealing the recycled content of the compound.
Up top, knitted uppers are made from at least 50 per cent recycled materials, resulting in a stretchy and breathable one-piece upper. Different weave patterns have been combined to optimise fit, ventilation and support.
All of this conscious construction ensures each pair of Chuck Taylor All Star Crater Knits is made from at least 35 per cent recycled components. Which is a huge step forward in leaving a lighter footprint. Two colourways are out now from Converse.