You may love Converse’s Chuck Taylor sneakers with all your heart, but face it—they really aren’t that comfortable. Since being introduced in 1917, the shoe has basically been the same: flat-soled, round-toed, and sadly lacking in the arch support department. But all of that is about to change.
Almost 100 years after it first launched, Converse has debuted a new take on the old-favorite, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II. They’re crafted from premium canvas material, and new exterior details include a fully embroidered All Star patch and monochrome matte eyelets, according to the Converse press release.
The most important (and useful) part of this upgrade, though? New comfort technology!
Converse has added a Nike Lunarlon sock liner for full foot cushioning and arch support, a perforated micro suede liner, perfect for breathability on sweaty hot summer days, and other technologies to increase all-around comfort.
The new Chuck Taylor All Star II sneakers hits stores and converse.com on July 28, retailing at $70 for lowtops and $75 for hightops. The new changes will cost you about $20 more, but it’s probably well worth it.