Converse introduces Chuck Taylor All Star II

Chuck Taylor All Star II - Hi-Tops

Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars are classics. The canvas sneakers have been around for what seems like an eternity–debuting all the way back in 1917–and they’ve got some serious street cred. Aiming to bring a more contemporary look to the classic, however, Converse revealed the update to the shoe, the But last week Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, which dropped on store shelves July 28.

Maintaining a very similar overall design and silhouette, the updated Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II features Nike Lunarlon technology to make the footwear stronger, and more durable.

Overall, the design includes white foxing, a rubber toe-cap, and the All Star.

“The Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the most legendary and iconic sneakers of all time,” said Jim Calhoun, Converse president and CEO. “The launch of Chuck II is a ground-breaking moment for Converse as we continue to move the brand forward through creativity and innovation, ushering in not just a new sneaker, but a completely new way of thinking.”

Made with creative-types in mind, the Chuck II offers a refresh that Converse All Star vice president and general manager Richard Copcutt said are “true to the DNA of the original.”

Here are all the specifics on the new sneakers, which retail for $70 (USD) for oxford cut, and $75 (USD) for hi-tops. The Chuck Taylor All Star II are available in black, white, red, and blue.


  • Nike Lunarlon sockliner for superior full foot cushioning and arch support
  • Foam padded collar and non-slip gusseted tongue for 360-degree comfort
  • A perforated micro suede liner, for breathability during extended periods of wear.

Constructed from durable premium canvas, the exterior of the Chuck Taylor All Star II elevates the sneaker’s most recognizable features with premium details including:

  • A fully embroidered All Star patch
  • On-trend high foxing
  • Monochrome matte eyelets
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