Some of you may or may not know, but back when Converse filed for bankruptcy in 2003, Nike swooped in (pun NOT intended) and bought them out. Over twelve years has passed without major change but next Tuesday, July 28th (my birthday), Nike / Converse is changing it up a bit! Adding foam comfort via their latest Lunarlon technology, super soft micro-suede liner, padded non-slip tongue, premium canvas and even an embroiled logo, you can spend $70 for the low tops or $75 for the hitops only suggesting a higher price for $15 overall from their old counterparts.
I'm intrigued and to tell you the truth, this might be my first pair ever! I do miss the racing stripe, and I usually gravitate towards the Jack Purcells so I don't know. I'm sure we'll see multiple iterations of the Chuck IIs and their new shoe tech trickle to other shoes within Converse's portfolio. Are you going to pick up a pair?