It’s hard to improve upon a timeless shoe such as the Chuck Taylor All-Star, but Converse and Nike may have just found a way.
Converse, which is owned by Nike Inc., is adding the Swoosh’s Flyknit technology to the Chuck Taylor for the first time ever. The result is a lighter, more breathable version of the street style staple.
Although Converse has previously offered knitted variations of the Chuck Taylor, this is the first time it’s stepped outside of its in-house methods and utilized Nike’s proprietary Flyknit.
But Converse and Nike didn’t stop at the knitted upper. They also added a TPU fused toecap for durability and implemented a Nike Lunarlon insole for added comfort.
According to Converse, the Chuck Taylor All-Star x Nike Flyknit will launch in “Black/Storm Wind,” “Wolf Grey/Cool Grey,” “Green Glow/Rio Teal,” “Casino/Rhubarb” and “White Mono True Indigo/Soar” styles.
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If this updated classic is on your radar, you’ll be able to pick them up later this month on April 27.