Converse’s New ‘Urban Utility’ Sneakers Are Winterized Wonders

Winter doesn’t stand a chance.


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Converse‘s rough-and-tumble new “Urban Utility” line is dropping classic kicks in waterproofed, winter-ready materials.

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Its latest addition is a re-tooled version of its Chuck ’70 Hiker, which is traditionally made of canvas. 

Now called the Chuck Taylor 70’s Utility Hiker, the all-new high tops have a militaristic mix of nylon fabrics and a Gore-Tex seam-sealed membrane, which ensures its water-wicking capabilities.

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There are some serious style pops, like a tonal reflective panel on the upper and a safety orange sock-liner.

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An upgraded Jump Boot, called the Urban Utility Jump High Top, is also pretty striking. A utilitarian patchwork upper and the same Gore-Tex membrane make for a perfect alternative to a traditional winter boot.

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Its extra-long cotton laces, which secure the extended neoprene collar, are its primarily style flourish.

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The Chuck Taylor 70’s Utility Hiker goes for $150, and the Urban Utility Jump High Top for $170.

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Head over to to cop your favorite pair. 

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