Improving upon a classic is something that Converse is not new at. The iconic Chuck Taylor has naturally evolved with the times since it first hit shelves in 1917. The Chuck II High Top stylistically looks different than its predecessor with tonal stitching and eyelets, the absence of striping on the outsole and an embroidered rather than stamped logo patch. The differences don’t just end there with an upgraded insole, padded tongue and a perforated micro-suede lining.
With the launch of their new Converse Essentials apparel line, the designers set out to improve upon the style and comfort of classic sportswear. The Converse Essentials crewneck, styled here, achieves a flat construction to eliminate any bulk and discomfort when layering. Elevated construction puts a twist on this tried and true silhouette, and a modern fit allows for maximum movement and layering.
The entire Converse Essentials Collection will be available Thursday, September 29.
Photos by : Diane Abapo