In New York City yesterday, Converse unveiled a completely modern update to their iconic Chuck Taylor All Star. With a nod to their past, they chose to update a 1920’s version of the classic hi top with the best of parent company Nike’s technology. The silhouettes feature circular knit uppers and innovative features including Nike Hyperfuse, a contoured full-length Phylon outsole, a TPU-fused overlaid toecap, plus a neoprene split tongue and lining.
To introduce the collection, Converse will also be dropping a limited-edition Converse All Star Modern HTM sneaker, designed by HTM, the creative team consisting of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker. The sleek exterior of the All Star Modern HTM further elevates the now legendary profile of the 1920 All Star with a modern, contemporary aesthetic, complete with a premium and flexible goat leather upper, and neatly finished with a debossed All Star ankle patch and HTM logo on the heel pull tab. This release marks the first time the HTM team has designed footwear outside of the Nike brand.
The Converse All Star Modern HTM sneaker will be available on Thursday, June 9 for $180 USD, exclusively at NikeLab retail stores worldwide and NikeLab.com, in Black and White colorways.
The Converse All Star Modern sneaker collection will be available on Thursday, June 16 for $140 USD (Hi) and $130 USD (Ox), at Converse retail stores, Converse.com and select pinnacle retailers, in Black, Action Red, Lucid Green, Soar Blue and White colorways.