Nearly a century in the making, Converse is getting ready to follow up their 1917 classic with a sequel.
Dubbed the Chuck II, this is actually the second time Converse has attempted to follow up on the All-Star (the first came in the form of the All Star II in the 70s’). For this take, Converse is taking a lifestyle approach – leaving behind their basketball roots.
Staying true to a century old silhouette while applying some modern day technology was the biggest challenge for the Chuck II, but it seems like Converse has found a middle ground. At first glance very little seems different, as the kicks continue to utilize the brands signature build, but upon closer inspection, the throwback does make use of some new parts under that classic hood.
The biggest and probably most prominent change comes in the form of borrowed tech from parent company Nike, a drop in Lunarlon insole. Lunarlon, (for those outside the loop) is a lightweight, ultra-plush, yet resilient,- and extremely comfortable foam core originally developed for running, but over the past few years has been used in a ton of shoes – most recently the Chuck II.
Alongside a modern insole, Converse has applied a premium canvas upper, as we as utilized a micro-suede perforated lining, foam padded collar, and non-slip tongue.