The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star needs no introduction, and of late, the iconic hi-top has seen progressive updates and re-engineers winning new audiences that seem a far cry from its early days on basketball courts known simply as ‘non skids’. The more recognisable incarnation, becoming synonymous with Chuck Taylor, when he began building his on-court legacy, wearing and selling them himself off court for Converse in the early 1920’s. His signature only officially appeared on the sneaker in the 1930’s after a stint playing, selling and making improvements to his favourite shoe. Deftly surviving war times, early college and pro basketball, punk rock, teddy boys, and heady heights of the fashion catwalk. the Chuck All Star is steadfastly here to stay and impressively it does. The All Star Chuck, loved for its classic athletic style, timeless canvas comfort, all the while still continuing to transcend youth subculture appropriation today, can now also boast a Nike Flyknit rework to the list of improvements and innovation that began almost a century ago. As parent company Nike Inc (since 2003) in 2017 continues to drive and apply its successful, currently popular and technologically impressive Flyknit uppers onto multi-sports and lifestyle footwear, now also welcoming the Chuck All Star to its Fkyknit roster. The new Flyknit Chuck All Star is more lightweight, more breathable, more comfortable with Lunarlon footbeds enhancing cushioning and stability, taking it without a doubt into a future iteration that is still most importantly, instantly recognisably the Chuck Taylor All Star.
JD Sports UK celebrate the launch of the Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit with a product showcase/music event that previewed the 1st drop of 6 colourways with DJ’s Sian Anderson and event headliner and endorsee Yungen providing the entertainment. Check out the pics and stay tuned to EUKicks.com for sneaker news, events and sneaker release updates.
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