converse CTAS II HI
Color: POLAR BLUE/BUFF/WHITE
Water repellant Chuck Taylor’s? Too good to be true. But they’re reality now! Thanks to the CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II SHIELD, CONVERSE makes dreams come true. Due to water repellant shield canvas upper in combination with a sewn-in tongue, the classic turned into a sneaker which is not fazed by rainy conditions. Wet feet? Hell no! And all of this was made possible without trading even a bit of its timeless elegance for latest technology’s purposes. One word: legendary.
Quite frankly, Converse has always been like that. Even around 100 years after releasing their first shoe, their legacy comes in first place. Want an example? The CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II speaks for itself. It’s certainly not easy to build on the massive success the Chuck Taylor had in the past, so the best possible way is to keep it one-hundred, keep it classy. But you musn’t lose track of the stream of time – times change, styles change and most importantly, people change. These are all aspects Converse had to keep in mind to succeed. The result is a mix of monument and innovation. Of course, patch and rubber tip make the cut. So what is the difference between the All Star II and the classic sneaker, that found its rightful place in different pop cultures – from skaters to hip hoppers to the boy next door – at the same time?
As basic as it sounds – it’s the comfort. To be honest, Chuck Taylor’s aren’t known for being a relief on feet. But thanks to Nike’s input, the Lunarlon sockliner – which is 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon – these times are over. The soft foam core provides for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning. This helps reducing painful pressure points on feet and gets you through the most difficult days. Adding to that, the tongue receives an additional, padded, non-slip foam lining which comforts the ankle and instep area. This also prevents ankle sprains and other common injuries.
Product name: Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield
Color: Polar Blue/Buff/White
Water repellant shield canvas upper
Lunarlon insole for high comfort
Sewn-in, cushioned, non-slip tongue for dry feet and comfort
Extra soft lining out of perforated suede
Sewn-on Chuck Taylor Patch
Modern remake of the sneaker classic