Con­verse Chuck Tay­lor All Star sneaker gets first up­date in 98 years

Cape Breton Post - - WEEKEND | NORTH OF 49 -

Con­verse Chuck Tay­lor All Star fans re­joice! Your favourite sneaker is re­ceiv­ing its first con­struc­tion up­date since de­but­ing 98 years ago.

The idea be­hind the All Star II is com­fort, Con­verse said in a state­ment Thurs­day.

The up­date is made of durable Ten­cel can­vas, as op­posed to the cot­ton kind, with higher tech shock ab­sorp­tion in Nike Lu­narlon for the footbed. There's foam pad­ding in­side at the an­kle, non-slip padded tongues and per­fo­rated mi­cro-suede lin­ers along the in­te­rior sides.

For the ex­te­rior, the iconic cir­cle patch is em­broi­dered on and eye­lets will be col­ored to match the shoe. In ad­di­tion, the sole is slightly higher than tra­di­tional Chucks.

The easily rec­og­niz­able rub­ber toe cap will re­main.

The new shoe goes on sale July 28 in black, white, red and blue.

AP PHOTO

This photo pro­vided by Con­verse shows the new Fall 2015 Chuck Tay­lor All Star II sneaker in blue, white, red and black. Con­verse's Chuck Tay­lor All Star sneaker is re­ceiv­ing its first up­date since its de­but 98 years ago. The new shoe goes on sale July 28.

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