The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star might’ve started out as a performance silhouette, one which changed the game for many basketball players back in the day. However, it eventually morphed into a lifestyle piece. It went from NBA hardwoods and Celtics championships to the Olympics to Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. But as the shoe approaches its 100th birthday and with so many kids growing up today without a real knowledge of how this whole sneaker thing started, the timing behind the launch of the Chuck 2 couldn’t have been any better.
Converse dropped the Chuck 2 as an updated take on the original for people who have an “on-the-go” lifestyle, and combined old school characteristics–like the monochromatic colorways–with Nike Lunarlon cushioning, a padded non-slip tongue, and micro-suede inner lining. Visually, it was the perfect mix of nostalgia and new school.
Available now at Champs Sports in a new camo graphic, the Chuck 2 isn’t necessarily creating a new lane for the shoe. It’s merely updating the previous one to better connect with the new generation. And these releases play perfectly off that idea. Camo on the Chuck Taylor? It’s something that might not work on the old silhouette…or even the old way of thinking. Now it fits easily.
The Converse Chuck Taylor 2 has been a hit with the new generation, in part because it’s available in a lot of different colorways. Camo is the latest look. Respect the legacy of a shoe still considered one of the most important silhouettes of all time.