When Converse unveiled the new and improved Chuck Taylor All-Star II back in 2015, it seemed there was little left to improve upon. Sure, fancy leather models and wacky colorways have dropped since, but the classic All-Star remains the ultimate go-to sneaker.
But Nike, which owns Converse, seriously just upped the sneaker ante with its latest gamble: releasing the Chuck Taylor All-Star II in its proprietary Flyknit material.
Unless you've been living under some sort of sad, sneaker-deprived rock, you'd surely recognize Flyknit material by now. It is a knitted fabric made from ultra high-strength fibers. This negates the need for so much rubber, resulting in enhanced breathability, and leaves the shoe with a cozy sock-like upper.
Plenty of recognizable silhouettes have benefitted from the high-tech new material, and the Chuck Taylor All-Star is no exception. The knitted patterns adds some texture, which its usual canvas material lacks.
And like with the original canvas option, the flyknit All-Star looks great in just about any colorway.
These new kicks will be available beginning April 27 in six color choices—grey, white, off-white, red, blue and turquoise. Prices for the latest All-Star redux begin at $110.