Who should buy the Converse Chuck II High Top

This classic Converse sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe that features a poly-blend canvas upper
  • You are after a sneaker with excellent ankle and arch support 

Converse Chuck II High Top Logo

Style of the Converse Chuck II High Top

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 sneakers with a long and slim turtleneck and a dark pair of leggings. 

Converse Chuck II High Top Midsole

Notable Features

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.

Converse Chuck II High Top Toebox

History of the Converse Chuck II High Top

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 unique construction that hasn’t been seen before.

Converse Chuck II High Top Outsole

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 travelling 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.

Converse Chuck II High Top Heel

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.

Converse Chuck II High Top Collar

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.

Converse Chuck II High Top Laces

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Lunarlon
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Colorways: Blue / Black / White / Red / Green / Purple / Beige / Yellow / Pink / Grey / Brown / Orange

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.