Converse Releases New “Old” Chucks
Converse is set to release the first String Standards 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star collection, starting today. The offerings pay homage to the original “70’s Chuck” that fans have come to love. While the series of sneaks have been “re-crafted” they look very much like the originals.
In fact, only the most sophisticated Chuck Taylor enthusiastic might spot the differences right away. Changes includes “slightly higher rubber foxing along the sole, added cushioning and a slightly more substantial toe box,” reads the release. “Additional vintage details include stitching on the sidewall, a vintage license plate on the heel and a super heavy-grade canvas upper.”
The classic black and white sneakers are available right now. With additional colors–including sunflower and crimson–from the First String Standards 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star collection slated to hit stores in April. The reinvented chucks are expected to retail in the $70 to $85 range.