Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers are unanimous in saying that the Converse Chuck II High Top is a comfortable shoe. 
  • The high-top footwear by Converse provides a great true-to-size fit, according to many testers.
  • A significant number of purchasers love the chic and retro design of the casual sneaker, which frequently receives compliments from strangers.
  • A good number of people are happy about the nice range of colorways available. 
  • Several people have reported that the Converse Chuck II High Top sneaker features a good arch, ankle, and heel support.
  • Quite a few users are pleased with the adjustments made to the classic shoe, especially the new non-slip tongue which stays firmly in place.
  • A customer has noted that this lifestyle shoe from the Chuck II line is easy on hard surfaces such as concrete and hardwood floors.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several consumers have complained that the Converse Chuck II High Top is far less durable than the original Chuck
  • The Converse lifestyle footwear needs a breaking-in period because of the new thicker canvas fabric, a handful of users reported.

Bottom line

The Converse Chuck II High Top has the supportive and cushioned feel of the classic and the comfort of modern times, which elevates this already iconic silhouette into further epochal status. The non-slip tongue and excellent finish only serve as a bonus.

There are many color schemes available to suit any outfit in your wardrobe, and the support in the shoe is excellent. 

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Good to know

The Converse Chuck II High Top is a unisex style. The adjustments need to be made if you use an orthotic insole. Due to the Lunarlon insole’s thick padding, a thinner insole would need to be purchased to replace the Lunarlon so your orthotic could fit. 

The ankles are also thickly padded to give ample protection and the high-cut profile provides ample support.

The minimalist and classic design of the Converse Chuck II High Top ensures that you can pair this shoe with anything from joggers to slacks. 

Men can keep it simple by matching the sneaker with trousers and a cool statement tee. Turn up the bottoms of your trousers to show off your shoe. 

Women can wear casual sneaker with a long and slim turtleneck and a dark pair of leggings. 

The Converse Chuck II High Top kept the century-old aesthetics but added some bells and whistles in. This updated silhouette features a cushy Lunarlon insole that gives the shoe all-day wearing comfort. The tongue has also been given some padding and a non-slip feature to keep it from sliding sideways—an occasional problem with the original Chuck Taylor All Stars. A perforated suede liner gives the shoe a more luxurious and breathable feel.

The Converse Chuck II High Top is a modern take on the iconic and century-old Chuck Taylor All-Star, which debuted in 1917. The original silhouette, named the Converse All Star, was initially released in just one colorway—a natural brown hue with black trim. It featured a high-top profile and a unique construction that hasn’t been seen before.

The footwear developed some followers and sales were steady, although they were not, in any way, exceptional. It was not until basketball player, and skilled salesman Chuck Taylor entered the scene that sales of the shoe skyrocketed. As a traveling salesman for Converse, he held basketball clinics all over the country and used those clinics to market the shoe. As a result, the All Star Shoe became synonymous with basketball.

Nine years after Chuck Taylor joined the Converse company, they added his name to the ankle patch of the sneaker as a tribute.

The design of the Chuck Taylor All Star has been largely unchanged for 98 years until Converse decided to come out with an updated sequel—the Converse Chuck II High Top. The purpose was to make the classic as comfortable as possible and just a little bit more luxurious than the original without losing the design that has been well-loved by many.

The canvas material is just a little bit thicker and more durable, and the sneaker’s eyelets and the All Star Patch were given more depth and dimension. A Lunarlon insole and perforated suede lining have also been thrown in.

  • The Converse Chuck II High Top came out in stores in July 28 of 2015.
  • The Chuck II High Top sneaker features a poly-blend canvas upper.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.