Converse & Carhartt Launch Waterproof Gore-Tex Chuck Taylors

These ultra-tough Chucks will keep your feet dry in wet, wintry conditions.
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The iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 is getting a rugged weatherproof treatment with help from Carhartt Work in Progress.

The biggest upgrade to the classic Converse kicks is the use of Gore-Tex instead of canvas in the upper and inner membrane. 

The Nike-owned company has upgraded All-Stars before with the same rugged waterproof material via Converse's "Urban Utility" and "Mountain Club" collections.

But Carhartt WIP, a lifestyle-oriented division of the outdoor apparel brand, ensures sneakerheads won't forget which Chucks to lace up in bad weather by stamping the Gore-Tex brand above both the white midsole and the reflective panel running up the heel. 

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A tonal All-Star logo appears on the medial ankle, but that instantly recognizable silhouette is all one needs to identify the basketball-bred street shoe.  

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A black colorway gets yellow accents on the heels and outsole, while a whited-out version bears orange accents in the same locations. 

The Carhartt WIP x Converse Chuck 70 Gore-Tex line goes on sale exclusively at Carhartt WIP stores and online on Thursday, February 21 for an undisclosed price. 

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