Okay, let’s face it. Technology is changing and that means that we are seeing a lot of new styles when it comes to fashion and especially shoes. Outside of health benefits and ergonomics (I mean, the Chuck Taylors are super comfortable #amiright) we are seeing a lot of design changes.
TeenVogue reports on the new collection from Converse x Nike where they use the Flyknit fabrics and design styles on the Converse Chuck Taylor Sneaker. Sure, it’s not the standard canvas but do these look sweet. Plus, I bet they breathe really nicely which is great for Chucks.
They have the Toe Bumper, Stripe, and the insole of the Converse Chuck Taylor II so there is no doubt these will be some comfy sneakers.
Check out these Chucks and more at www.converse.com
Have you ever had to pick up a friend but was not sure of their exact location? How about on the other end of the spectrum where you’re being picked up by a friend but don’t know exactly where they’re at? There is a new app that just launched in Canada that is helping you do exactly that – know where your friends are at.
Pre lets you see exactly where your friends are – but not in a creepy way. Other apps always share your location or make it confusing to share your destination. Pre conveniently lets you send your close friends and family a destination and bonus: it has emojis 🎉.
You can check out Pre on the iOS app store. Looks like the app is currently launched in Canada. Be sure to snap photos of your Chuck Taylor sightings using the app! #chuckspotting
Download the Pre App Here
Black Friday has always been an insane shopping day. Both for consumers and retail sales numbers. Fortunately a lot of the sales have transitioned online, although over 95% of purchases are still done in physical retail stores.
Shoe shopping has been revolutionized by websites such as Zappos and 6PM, both of which are owned by Amazon. What does this mean for your favorite Chuck Taylor shoe? Well, fortunately sizing across the globe is standardized for the Converse Chuck Taylor so a size 8 US will always match a size 8 US. This makes shopping online a lot easier.
Currently, Macy’s has the top Chuck Taylor Black Friday deals. Check them out while there is stil time:
Macy’s Black Friday Sale
The Converse Essentials line was announced earlier this year. We caught a glimpse of the shop opening in Berlin, Germany.
The Essentials, a Fall 2016 collection bears some of the classics that have been a staple in Converse and American design/apparel. They claim that the essentials line “becomes even softer with each wear”. The collection, with the FRAGMENT label includes t-shirts, hoodies, and more.
Personally, I am a big fan of the classics and the Essentials line so this is something that I will be splurging on! Looking forward to a warm and cozy holiday season with this new line.
The Chuck Taylor II was released in 2015. We covered the Neon release of the refresh earlier this year. The show comes with a slightly varying design (all white bumper), more padding, and a hefty price tag.
However, analysts from Wall Street are mentioning that the stock of Nike (NKE) has been drowning since the release of the shoe in 2015. Nike acquired the Chuck Taylor brand in 2003 and the overall revenue for the company sky rocketed.
We think it’s too soon to pull the plug on the Chuck Taylor II rebrand and refresh, and feel that the analysts are overlooking the brand definition of the Chuck Taylor and focusing only on the numbers. Despite the numbers not being there, the sales of Chuck Taylor original are still at a healthy stage.
Update: Looks like what we were reporting came to be true. Converse reportedly has removed Converse Chuck Taylor II from the shelves in US and Canada.
Chuck Taylor Fulton is out with new styles. The classic rubber sole with a modern sneaker look and a pull tab for the heel. The Chuck Taylor Fulton is a clean cut look on a classic sneaker.
The Fulton is currently on display at select Converse stores around the world. What makes these sneakers super fresh is the stylistic pattern on the side with a Converse fit but modern look.