Forever fashionable, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star remains the king of canvas kicks. The silhouette received a dramatic update in 2015 to refine the grandaddy of vulc-soled shoes with the benefit of modern engineering and style, heavily increasing the comfort factor with the addition of Nike Lunarlon cushioning and a new lightweight sole unit. Now, Converse have returned to greatly improve upon the practicality of the original design.
The Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas turns the classic canvas Chuck into all-weather footwear. The canvas upper has been treated with a durable water repellant, the removal of medial eyelets and the addition of a gusseted tongue ensure that these Cons will keep your feet dry all year round. Reflective heel webbing and barrel laces have also been added for extra visibility in low light.
The debut collection of Shield Canvas make-ups consists of seven unisex colourways, in both High and Ox silhouettes, as well as a further four exclusively for women. Scroll through the gallery above to preview the full starting lineup.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas is available right now from the Converse Melbourne Central Flagship store, converse.com.au and selected retailers around the globe.