Converse Chuck II High Top
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Overview of this review
Size and fit
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.
Converse Chuck II High Top Style
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.
Converse Chuck II High Top History
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.