When Converse got bought out by Nike, some worried that the Swoosh would dilute its new acquisition by pumping out new silhouettes. But the first fruit of that new ownership, the Chuck II, was so good – and so true to Cons’ original brand DNA – that those concerns were quickly assuaged.
Building on that success, Converse has now released a stand-out take on the new shape, dolling up the canvas upper in a trio of camo colourways which, slightly counterintuitively, have reflective 3M detailing. So now you can blend in, and stand out, all at once.
The new prints come bolted to last year’s innovative chassis – the brand’s first tweak to the Chuck Taylor design in 98 years – which added the Nike Lunarlon sockliner, taking a shoe that used to cripple your feet after a few hours wear and turning it into something comfortable through an entire festival.
And though the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print Collection may not be a name you drop after a couple of lagers in front of the main stage, it’s a shoe that will at least look as good catching the lights after-hours as it does navigating the fields in the day.
The Camo version of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print Collection is available from 3 March from Converse, with the Stars print landing in April.