Great news everyone, the athleisure trend shows no signs of slowing down, and we couldn’t be happier. Case in point? Look down at some of the coolest fashion girls’ feet and it’s not a pair of sky-high heels you’ll spot, but sneakers. More specifically, the modernised and relaunched Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II.
Converse may have started on the basketball court in 1917, but since unveiling its first redesign of the shoe since, well, ever, they’ve won a loyal following (including Team Sporteluxe) that goes far beyond sports. And rightfully so—they’re classic, and can quite literally make any outfit instantly cooler.
On the outside the redesign look nearly identical to the original, but on the inside the Chuck II is actually far comfier thanks to a Nike Lunarlon sockliner. Featuring a soft, lightweight and resilient foam core for cushioning, Nike Lunarlon technology allows the force of impact to evenly distribute on your foot for superior comfort and wearability. Whilst the addition of a non-slip tongue and super soft micro-suede lining work to improve breathability so your feet won’t sweat (and stink) as much.
And, while previous collabs with Missoni and Comme des Garcons were exciting, the new Reflective Print Collection are next level chic –and yes, as versatile as ever. Featuring innovative street-ready camo prints, these kicks are reflective, which means you can be seen at any time of day (and obviously for all the right reasons).
So before you whip out your sandals or heels, consider a pair of Chucks and get inspired by the cool-girl looks ahead. We guarantee they’re look as good with sweatpants as with a summer frock.
The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print Collection will be available in Camouflage starting March 3, 2016 at www.converse.com.au and other selected stores across Australia for RRP $130.