Converse to release first new All Star shoe in nearly 100 years

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All New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II (CONVERSE Inc.)

All New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II (CONVERSE Inc.)

BOSTON — For the first time in 98 years, Converse is releasing a brand-new model of Chuck Taylor All Stars – the All Star II.

The new shoe looks almost exactly like the original Chuck Taylor All Stars on the outside. However, the new shoe boasts a very new and comfy interior.

The new Chucks – or “All Stars”, or “Cons”, or any other affectionate names for the shoe — will feature a long list of upgrades. They will have a Nike Lunarlon sockliner that provides full foot cushioning and arch support, a foam padded collar and non-slip gusseted tongue for 360-degree comfort, as well as a perforated micro suede liner for breathability during extended periods of wear.

While the exterior looks essentially the same, the iconic original features are getting a major upgrade, including a fully embroidered All Star patch, on-trend high foxing, and monochrome matte eyelets.

The new shoe will be released comes out Tuesday, July 28 for the suggested price of $70 for ox and $75 for high tops. You can get your shoe in black, white, red and blue.

The company says they’ve designed this new shoe “to meet the demands of the creative lifestyle and is built for the next generation of self-expression.”