Meet Chuck II: The First Redesigned Chuck Taylors in 98 Years

New Chuck Taylors II by Converse 2016

 

In the best news we’ve read all week/year the folks at Converse have officially redesigned our favorite Chuck Taylor All Stars for the first time in 98 years.  For those of you who are in a sneaker panic, don’t be.  The redesigned changes are minor at first glance, but your feet will be thankful for some of these upgrades.  And besides the structural changes there’s some insanely new colors like Volt Green and perfect pairing for any season like deep bordeaux and thunder grey.  Here’s the breakdown:

  • Lunarlon Sockliner: Designed and used by Nike (who owns Converse) the Lunarlon Sockliner provides great cushioning and support.  It’s foamy quality is a nice change of pace for us walkers who buzz around town on foot and could use a little extra bounce in our step.

Chuck IIs Hightops in Black for Men

Buy For $75

  • Padded Non-Slip Tongue:  It’ll keep your tongue in place so you don’t have to keep untying your laces, pulling up and over the tongue, and then retying your laces.  It wasn’t a real big deal for us, but our OCD is thankful.

Volt Green New Allstars Chuck IIs for Men

Buy For $75

  • Microsuede Lining:  This will allow your feet to breathe a bit more and will certainly cut down on the smelly-sneaker-factor.  We’d still pair them with our favorite no-show socks.

Salsa Red Low Tops Chuck IIs New 2016

Buy For $70

Chuck IIs 2015

Chuck IIs for Men 2016 - Blue New Converse Allstars for Men

Buy For $75

Thunder Grey Chuck II by Converse Allstars (New!)

Buy For $75

Deep Bordeaux New Converse Allstar Chuck IIs 2016

Buy For $75

See?  That’s not so bad, right?  Change can be good.  We’re digging these new Chucks even if the price can range between $10-15 more than our old pairs, but it’ll totally be worth it.  These bad boys will run you anywhere from $70-75+ depending.  Converse debuted these officially on July 28th and you can order them here.

Plus:  Flip through some of our favorite Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers of the season [ Swipe Left ]

Editor's picks for the best Chuck Taylors of the season.  We rounded up some of our favorite Converse classics this year.  From low rise to high tops, canvas to leather, and red to white we've got all your Chuck needs covered.  Flip through our top ten picks.  ( Swipe Left )

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Rise Sneakers in Black - Buy It For $42.00

Converse Chuck Taylor's by John Varvatos "No Laces" Sneakers - Buy It For $99.95

Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneaker in Classic White - Buy It For $45.00

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Rise Canvas in Denim - Buy It For $55.00

Converse Chuck Taylor by John Varvatos Laceless Sneakers in Blue - Buy It For $99.95

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Grey Sneakers - Buy It For $95.00

Converse Jack Purcell "Jack" Sneakers in Black Leather - Buy It For $80.00

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops in Red - Buy It For $85.00

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Back Zipper in Dark Navy - Buy It For $45.00

Converse Chuck Taylor's Low Sneakers in Light Red / Pink - Buy It For $60.00