It’s a century old favorite – a redesigned icon of 108 years – the Converse Chuck ll Mono.  So, it’s both comfortably familiar and thrillingly strange. Needless to say, I loved its feel on my feet.

Chuck II Mono Parchment

From the bestselling basketball shoe in history, the Converse Chuck became the kicks for rebels – rappers, rockers, you name it.


Of course, the downside of an over 100 year icon is that you can’t expect it to have the most ergonomic design. If you wear it long enough, soles and heels can hurt.

Chuck II Mono Black

However, its most recent incarnation, the Converse Chuck ll Mono, scores high on comfort – sporting a new Lunarlon insole, foamy and springy with a no-slip memory foam-padded tongue, foam-padded collar plus a perforated micro suede lining.


While the kicks felt snug, it didn’t constrict my feet. And if it’s this comfy, I’m confident I can trek for miles and miles on it.


I favored the old look too, so I’m glad the Converse Chuck ll Mono retained the familiar classic style, just streamlining where necessary.


What I liked most was that it’s so much easier on my feet. Its sturdy premium canvas made it tougher, supporting my ankles well.


Add to that, I believe these shoes will last longer, being very well constructed on the outside. The top appears sturdy and the rubber bottom looks like it won’t tear with ease. Also, the tongue doesn’t crimp.


Just recently, Converse Inc. debuted its Spring/Summer 2016 Converse All Star Footwear and Apparel Collection in the country – a showcase of innovative materials, bold patterns, bright colors, and woven textures embodying the spirit of the season.


The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print stands out in the dark while the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit uses a textured knit upper.


The women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Crochet provides breathability for the hot summer months while the men’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven keeps feet light and cool.


They also introduced the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Footwear brandishing imagery and artwork from the legendary punk band that brought chaos into music.


On the other hand, the Spring/Summer 2016 Converse All Star Apparel collection showed off everyday essentials, designed with function and ease in mind.

For men, they offered a broad tee collection. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Short Sleeve Raglan, Ringerand Open NeckTee collections offered plenty of options for day and night, featuring everything from Converse logo lockups, to rocker and all-American graphics.

For women, Converse explores tees and tanks in flowy, whimsical silhouettes. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Swing Tee and Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Swing Tank came in fun colors and the lightweight styles are the perfect for summer road trips and music festivals.



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