In case you were wondering, the new Converse are better.
Ok, so there might be a slight increase in price (nothing crazy, just a bump from $55 to $75), but the new Converse are still some of the most affordable sneakers out there. They’re also undeniably still a classic, and I love how effortless it is to style them with just about anything… I’m wearing them right now with a silk skirt, but paired just as easily pair them with jeans, tailored pants, a dress…
And the new redesign is totally worth it. First, there’s added cushioning that you can feel. If you’ve ever owned the originals, you know that fret can feel a little weary in them after a long day. I’ve been sporting the new ones for long (basically never ending) days this fashion week, and they’ve been the best! Like walking on neat little comfy clouds. Oh, and really great for running between shows in!
Second, I was always frustrated by the tongue of the shoe slipping down. But somehow, for these new ones, Converse developed a new “technology” to prevent that. And yep, it really works.
Finally, the design is just a nice update. There will forever be something cool about the originals (aka the OGs), but I love how simple – and clean – yet bold the new colors are. I opted for the all-whites and, if it’s even possible, it feels like they go with even more than the All Star I.
So, I won’t be going back…
Anyone else got them yet? What do you think of them?!
Chuck Taylor All Star II, Converse.