New things. If there is a certainty among sneakerheads, it’s that we love new things; the shinier the better. In sneaker terms, shiny actually means stand-out-ish. If it fits on my feet, makes the ‘nother mans turn their head, and, most importantly, makes me feel special, untouchable, secure, then you had me at Converse x Flyknit. More specifically, the box that showed up at my door yesterday, lighter than I’m accustomed to, showed me the next step in the Chuck Taylor evolution with the Converse chuck Taylor All Star II x Nike Flyknit. My pair was all white… like ALL-ALL white! The pure Flyknit flashing my eyes through the contrast of the all black shoe box, and that cleaner than heck sinewy outsole with its sharpish edges and indents slicing the palette. The beauty of the progress behind the fusion of Nike tech to Converse’s iconic style rests in the marriage of two highly positive and successful attributes within the brands to find the perfect meeting point. I like these for so many reasons, they quell my desire to be in the now and in iconic style all at once.
Things you need to know about the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II x Nike Flyknit… This is the first time Nike Flyknit technology has been incorporated into a Converse sneaker. The knit is tight and slightly supple, the shoe retains its shape nicely without an actual foot in it. This is most likely one of the lightest Chuck Taylor iterations, and definitely one of the most breathable. You and your aching feet can thank the sneaker gawds, because you will find the coveted Lunarlon insole in this bad boy.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit Collection launches April 27 at select retailers in Foot Locker and Sport Chek locations in Canada for an SRP of $130 CAD.
It will be available in Black/Storm Wind, Wolf Grey/Cool Grey, Green Glow/Rio Teal, Casino/Rhubarb and White Mono True Indigo/Soar.