Given Nike’s ownership of Converse, it’s not entirely surprising that the American sportswear makers have introduced its prized Flyknit technology onto the iconic Chuck Taylor silhouette.
However, this does mark the first time Flyknit has been featured on a pair of kicks that isn’t under the Nike brand. The only label that came close was the Jordan Brand – also owned by Nike, which used a similar material called Flyweave, but never the Flyknit.
In recent times, Nike has been upgrading elements of the Chuck Taylor, such as improving the cushioning on its insole with the Lunarlon technology.
Officially labelled as the Chuck Taylor All-Star II x Nike Flyknit, the release date is believed to be April 8, as listed on Converse’s Australian website, priced at AU$150 (S$160).
The kicks will come in Black, Indigo, Green Glow, White and Wolf Grey.