Converse & Carhartt Launch Waterproof Gore-Tex Chuck Taylors
These ultra-tough Chucks will keep your feet dry in wet, wintry conditions.
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.
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.
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.
For what just might be the toughest Chucks ever made, check out these Converse & Carhartt All-Stars made from military-approved cordura fabric.