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The Converse Chuck Taylor is perhaps the most iconic staple in American fashion. First introduced in 1917 as purely a basketball sneaker, it’s become instantly recognizable and has been ripped off innumerable times.

Maybe that’s why it took Converse nearly a century to finally give it the modern facelift it so rightfully deserves. After all, why fix something if it isn’t broken? If Wilt Chamberlain could score 100 points on the hardwood in a pair of O.G Chucks, surely our generation shouldn’t have anything to complain about.

But the customer is always right.

The Chuck Taylor II, unveiled last last month in Boston at Converse’s new global headquarters, is greater than the sum of its shiny new parts. They beefed up the uppers, added foam padding, and finally threw some cushioning in there.