Who should buy the Converse Color Run Star Hike

Aside from Run Star Hike users on the hunt for new colors, the Converse Color Run Star Hike is for you if:

  • you're looking for a retro yet futuristic sneaker
  • you need a boost in height minus the added weight
  • comfy, cushy-soled all-rounder kicks are what you need

Who should not buy it

You might want to check out Converse's Bosey MC or the Adidas Sambarose if your broad toes need a bit more wiggle room. Alternatively, you can take a peek at our selection of best wide sneakers

Converse Color Run Star Hike: Not like your traditional Chucks!

These kicks may look like a pair of stompers, but everyone is loving their new look. While it still looks a lot like your old Chucks with the iconic Chuck Taylor ankle patch, this retro sneaker now exudes a modern vibe thanks to the addition of the exaggerated, jagged rubber outsole.

Best of all, unlike the regular Run Star Hikes, this comes in irresistibly cute color choices.

Has a cool look perfect for all ages

Yes, this cool-looking kick is not just for kids. Its stylish look can elevate anyone's style - from teenie boppers to kids at heart.

It's oh so comfy!

Consider this as your most comfortable pair of Converse! Thanks to its uber cushy outsole and cozy interiors, users can wear these right out of the box without getting any blisters. The back doesn't rub a rash against the ankles like some pairs, and its heel fits perfectly.

But it's not for broad-footed sneakerheads

Although not as snug as the classic Chucks, this may still run tight, especially if you have wide feet. Consider wearing thin socks or sizing up a bit for more toe-wiggling action.

Underfoot support, check!

Unlike the original Chucks, the Converse Color Run Star Hike feels supportive even for flat-footed users. One even ran and jogged in these bad boys without feeling aches and pains underfoot.

Converse Color Run Star Hike: An excellent winter shoe alternative

With its thick platform sole and high-top construction, more than a handful chose to use this in the colder months. The high collar keeps their feet warm and toasty, while the jagged sole and Ortholite cushioning keeps their tootsies dry and sweat-free and keeps their feet grounded in the slippery snow.  

"Light for a platform"

Despite the intimidating beefed-up soles, many attest that this feels surprisingly lightweight. Its chunky bottoms will definitely give you a boost in height without any dragging-down sensation. 

Wardrobe staple

Whether you're a gal or guy, mixing and matching these kicks with your outfits is going to be easy peasy. This one goes with almost anything - from dresses and chinos to shorts, jeans, and sweatpants.

Beware of deep puddles

One tester confirmed that this shoe makes loud sloshy sounds when wet. 

Friendly in the pockets and the environment

A lot of the sustainable kicks are pricey despite being made of recycled materials, but not this one. Made with a recycled poly-canvas upper and mesh lining, this one only sells for $110. What's more, it doesn't skimp on quality. So, expect to buy a well-crafted shoe with clean stitching and without any visible glue stains.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Platform, Chunky, Retro
Top: High
Inspired from: Hiking
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, OrthoLite, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Features: Antimicrobial / Eco / Sustainable

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.