|Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II shoe box|
Much of the sneaker world went into a frenzy when Converse announced that it would be making changes to its iconic Chuck Taylors. Besides some changes regarding where in the world the shoe was made, not much else has changed about the shoe in the nearly 100 years it has been in production.
Many people often cite the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy and this has been largely proven by the perpetual popularity of the shoe. Although the shoe is cool, one thing has always stopped me from owning a pair: comfort. As the owner of flat and somewhat funnily shaped feet, finding comfortable shoes that I can wear all day was always a challenge and the original Chucks were unbearable just trying them on, let alone lasting a full day in them. On July 28, Converse (now owned by Nike) made me reconsider the Chucks anew; they put Nike technology into the Chuck. The goal was to maximize comfort while minimizing the aesthetic changes, although they are noticeable if you look hard enough. Thus the Chuck Taylor All Star II was born and with it, my hopes of finally adding the pair of the iconic shows to my collection.
I eagerly ran out to try a pair on and I was not disappointed. As advertised, the comfort was greatly improved and so a pair of blue low cut Chuck IIs was added to my wardrobe.
|Chuck Taylor All Star II blue low cut|
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