BATTLE THE ELEMENTS: CONVERSE DEBUTS NEW COUNTER CLIMATE SHIELD CANVAS COLLECTION
Launching this Fall/Winter 2016, Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather With Canvas
BOSTON, MASS. (August 9, 2016) – Converse is tackling the elements of weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherised features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas Footwear and Apparel Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasising essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colours and materials including water repellent canvas and waterproof neoprene. This collection is intended to stand up against unpredictable inclement weather.
Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a durable water repellant (DWR) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain.
The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas Footwear and Apparel Collection will launch beginning Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Converse retail stores, third party retailers and on Converse.com. Footwear will be available for suggested retail prices of R 1,169.95 to R 1,919.95, and apparel will be sold for suggested retail prices of R 1,820 – R 2,035.
CONVERSE COUNTER CLIMATE SHIELD CANVAS
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Nike Lunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges. Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments.
Available colours: Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black
Suggested retail price:
Hi – R 1,379.95 / Lo – R 1,309.95
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Shield Canvas is also being introduced to the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. The classic Chuck Taylor All Star features a water repellent Shield Canvas upper, gusseted tongue and no medial eyelets, preventing water from water seeping into the footbed. Reflective materials have also been included that bounce bright accents when hit by bursts of light.
Available colours: Fatigue Green, Signal Red, Obsidian/White, Black, White
Suggested Retail Price:
Hi – R 1,169.95 / Lo – R 1,089.95
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Selene
Converse continues to push the style boundaries for women with the introduction of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Selene Shield Canvas collection, injecting vibrant colours and new materials into a fashionable silhouette with hidden laces and a zipper on the upper for easier access. Equipped with a neoprene inner boot for added warmth, Shield Canvas for ultimate water repellency and a Nike Lunarlon sockliner for enhanced comfort, the sneaker also features reflective hits on the laces and the spine for both added style and visibility in low light.
Available colours: Black, White, Mouse
Suggested retail price: Hi – R 1,919.95
Converse Kids Chuck Taylor All Star II
Similar to the adult version of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, a kids’ version has been introduced boasting the same innovative features. This new silhouette integrates the water repellant Shield Canvas and gusseted tongue helping keep feet dry on rainy days on the school playground and when splashing through puddles.
Available colours: White/Lava, Black/Volt
Suggested retail price: Hi – R 949.95 / Lo – R 879.95
Converse Jack Purcell Signature
The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-colour reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole.
Available colours: Inked, Natural
Suggested retail price: Lo – R 1,579.95
Converse Cons Chuck Taylor All Star Pro
To give skaters a longer lasting sneaker, the Converse Cons Chuck Taylor All Star Pro has been reinforced with a rubber infused Shield Canvas. The canvas has been incorporated behind key wear areas to prolong the use of sneakers by slowing down inevitable skating destruction, providing durability while upholding the breathability, lightweight and flexibility of a core canvas sneaker. The canvas is also water repellent and features a gusseted tongue to keep the footbed dry.
Available colours: Black, White
Suggested retail price:
Hi – R 1,499.95 / Lo – R 1,419.95
Converse Shield Canvas Apparel
This season, Converse introduces a new line of Counter Climate apparel to complement the sneaker collection using construction elements that retain warmth and provide protection during the winter months. The Converse Reflective Hoodie Shield Fleece in black camo is made of a water-resistant fleece for the inevitable undesirable moments caught in the rain. The reflective camo print adds an urban detail while providing extra visibility in low light.
Available colours: Black
Suggested retail price:
Mens Shield Fleece Hoodie: R 1,820.00 / Ladies Shield Fleece Hoodie: R 2,035.00
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