The New 'Urban Utility' Collection From Converse Uses Gore-Tex Technology to Keep You Dry

Say goodbye to soggy sneakers with these waterproof beauties.
By Thomas Freeman,
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Converse just teamed with Italian streetwear supplier Slam Jam and artist Cali Thornhill Dewitt for its badass new "Urban Utility" collection.

Among the offerings are new designs on two of its best models: the Chuck '70 Hiker and the Jump Boot. In all, there are three new street-ready designs that come in an assortment of can't-fail colorways.

All the sneakers are sealed at the seam with GORE-TEX so they're completely waterproof. You'll be grateful that you can still flex your sneaker game on a rainy day.

Below, explore the new Urban Utility kicks, which will be available on converse.com December 5.

Converse x Slam Jam x Cali Thornhill Dewitt Chuck '70 Hiker: $150

This model is inspired by an old Yosemite Hiker from the 1970's, which stitched together old military pieces. You can see the same mix of durable materials on the patchwork upper. Available in olive or black.

(Photo: Converse)
(Photo: Converse)

Chuck '70 Utility Hiker: $150

There's a similar mix of materials on this Chuck '70 Hiker, which brings together nylon, foam and canvas. Available in forest night/black, neon orange/neon yellow or khaki/neon orange.

(Photo: Converse)
(Photo: Converse)
(Photo: Converse)

Converse Jump Boot: $160

This model, inspired by military paratroopers' footwear, is based off the iconic Jack Purcell silhouette. Available in black or white.

(Photo: Converse)
(Photo: Converse)

Shop your favorite pair on converse.com beginning December 5.

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