Forever Chuck: Exploring the Converse Chuck Family

The Beginning, The Throwback, The Sequel, The Evolution

The Chuck Taylor silhouette is the core of Converse. It’s grown over the years, becoming a collection of classic sneakers based on the same famous silhouette.

The original Chuck Taylor All Star is the one that started it all in 1917. The Chuck ’70 is the throwback—a look back and celebration of vintage details. The Chuck II is the sequel to the original, taking the logical next step in comfort. Lastly, the Chuck Modern is a look forward at what the Chuck can be, transformed through cutting-edge design.

 

ChuckFamily_Gif_500x500

 

The Beginning:

The one that started it all. Created in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker was the original basketball shoe. Its purpose has changed over the years (please don’t play basketball in them), but it’s still perfect in its simplicity. With its timeless silhouette, vulcanized rubber sole and unmistakable ankle patch, the Chuck is made for your self-expression.

The Throwback: 

The Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 is a re-crafted throwback that uses modern details to celebrate the original All Star from the 1970s. Things like more cushioning and thicker rubber let you rediscover that era of classic basketball off the court. It has the look and feel of a ’70s-era court Chuck, but with less of the smell.

The Sequel: 

The Chuck Taylor All Star II is the sequel to the classic All Star sneaker. It has the same silhouette you know and love, but adds lightweight Nike Lunarlon cushioning. This is a Chuck that’s been re-designed with your comfort in mind. We like to think that’s a good thing.

The Evolution: 

TheChuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit is what happens when a classic sneaker is transformed through modern design. Created for lightweight comfort, it’s a look to the future for those who want something new in what they put on their feet. Think of it as a major facelift for our century-long heritage. The Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit collection marks the first time Converse has incorporated Nike Flyknit technology into any of the brand’s footwear, resulting in a truly innovative version of the Chuck Taylor icon.

 

 

Local Converse Stores

Sandton-Icon-Image Gateway-Icon-Image Menlyn-Icon-Image
MOA-Icon-Image
Posted on: 23 Feb 2017

Tags:
Category:

Converse sets its footprint on the NBA court!

Converse sets its footprint on the NBA court!

CONVERSE INTRODUCES NBA EDITION CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR COLLECTION Celebrating the Basketball culture, Converse has designed a limited edition Of the Chuck SE NBA Franchise. This collection is a celebration of city pride for the fan that wears their heart …


Read more
Converse Breakpoint – Streetwear Classic

Converse Breakpoint – Streetwear Classic

Streetwear Classic. Always in Fashion   The Converse Breakpoint’s super low silhouette, premium leather construction, and iconic star and chevron provide an iconic look inspired by court shoes in the 1970’s. The Breakpoint’s vulcanized sole construction cap off a sneaker …


Read more
Converse One Star Mid – In A New Height

Converse One Star Mid – In A New Height

CLASSIC COMFORT, ELEVATED. After a high-profile collab from Tyler, the Creator, the Converse One Star is among the trendiest models among all of the simple, vulc-soled sneaker options out there at the moment.  Launching today, the One Star continues its return to popularity with …


Read more
One Star Classic Suede

One Star Classic Suede

In the ‘70s, the One Star sneaker was designed for basketball. Then skateboarding happened and the sneaker was given a new reason to exist. These days sneakers have even more reason for their being, they are a core fashion staple …


Read more