Today I received the Chuck II High from Converse’s brand new ‘Gum Pack’, and they’re awesome!
Being a Chuck II, the sneaker features the ever-comfortable full-foot Lunarlon insole, which is perfect if you plan on wearing them for a long period of time. The upper is described as ‘tencel canvas’, which has the look and feel of a ballistic-type material. This seems like a more life-friendly option to the classic canvas upper. I wore my pair all day today and had no worries about stains, dirt, poop, etc. The lining is a super soft micro-suede, which is just the cherry on top when it comes to the overall comfort of the shoe.
The clear binary between the gum sole/toe cap and flat black upper makes for an extremely bold design. The pack consists of four colourways, each one with the contrasting sole/upper combo.
Chuck Taylors will always be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, and the Chuck II allows you to merge some function into that classic look.
Available tomorrow, March 1st, at retailers such as Foot Locker, Little Burgundy, Hudson’s Bay, and Sport Check. GO GET ‘EM!