Converse All Star Chuck Taylor "Cordura"

New materials on a classic silhouette? Yes please.

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The coolest thing about Converse All-Star Chuck Taylors is that Converse can make them out of pretty much anything, and they still look like All Stars. They are, if you’ll pardon the expression, a blank canvas. Full-grain leather, suede, ripstop nylon, wool fabric from heritage brands like Pendleton and Woolrich—name it, and it’s probably been tried. The latest material to get an All-Star turn is Cordura, a rugged nylon fabric originally developed by DuPont in 1929. The Chucks were done up in two colorways, camo and black, and are available from Converse Japan dealers.

-Russ Bengtson