Converse Chuck Taylors Get Military Makeover with Tough High-Tech Mesh

All-Stars just got a little bit more awesome.
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Chuck Taylor All Star II Engineered Mesh High Top (Photo: Nike)

 Chuck Taylor All Star II Engineered Mesh High Top (Photo: Nike)

Following up their car leather kicks and the most rugged Chuck Taylors ever, Converse (a la Nike) is releasing a bold new Chuck that's a functional blend of military and ultra-modern.

The Chuck Taylor All Star II Engineered Mesh High Top ($120) is certainly military-colored (your choice of Olive or Sand) and military tough (with a durable rubber outsole). So it can take a beating like a boot. But it's lightweight and—thanks to the mesh material and medial vents—breathable like a court shoe.  

Available in the military hues of Sand and Olive (Photo: Nike)

Available in the military hues of Sand and Olive (Photo: Nike)

Whether you're exploring a trail or just pounding the city pavement, you'll be glad these sneakers are cushioned inside with Nike's Lunarlon foam lining. So ideally you'll be able to go the distance and hold up as well as they do.  

A durable rubber sole takes a pounding (Photo: Nike)

A durable rubber sole takes a pounding (Photo: Nike)

Plus they're not only durable and comfortable, but fashionable, with that familiar profile that makes them Chuck Taylors. So they're great all day wherever your adventures take you and perfectly acceptable into the night.  

Spacer mesh keeps them lightweight and breathable (Photo: Nike)

Spacer mesh keeps them lightweight and breathable (Photo: Nike)

Speaking of which, they go perfectly well with the Converse Engineered Mesh MA-1 Bomber Jacket ($250), available in the same earthy hues. And with that, your stylish military-casual ensemble is complete.

Comfortable, durable and fashionable from any angle (Photo: Nike)

Comfortable, durable and fashionable from any angle (Photo: Nike)

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