Nothing induces feelings of “why God, why!?” quicker than ruining a fresh pair of sneakers in the rain.
Maintaining box-fresh kicks is hard at the best of times, let alone when faced with the vagaries of British weather.
Luckily, Converse has decided to get one up on Mother Nature by developing a strain of footwear, clothing and accessories sturdy enough to take a battering and still look good.
The Counter Climate Shield collection, which includes versions of the classic Chuck Taylor All Star, All Star II, Selene, Jack Purcell, and Cons One Star, uses a durable water repellant treatment and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets, for wellington-level resilience.
Clothing and accessories have been given a similar treatment, rendered in a water-resistant fabric and complete with reflective prints for visibility and folded zip closures, so you won’t have to check the forecast before heading out the door.
Monsoon season, we’re ready for you.
The Counter Climate Shield collection is available at Converse; trainer prices start from £45.