Take A Closer Look At The Converse Modern42.3601° N, 71.0589° W
If you thought the Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star II represented the future of the footwear brand. You need to take a closer look at their newly released “Modern” sneaker. At first glance, the silhouette is very much like the Chuck Taylor but it’s the way that it’s constructed that sets it apart.
Let’s begin with the Phylon outsole, which is a complete step away from the classic design but opts for more comfort and flexibility. While the upper features Nike’s Hyperfuse construction, which fuses three different layers of material that results in a resilient and breathable sneaker. It begins with a synthetic base layer that provides the structure followed by mesh for breathability and weight, and finally, TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) provides durability against certain exterior elements. What’s more is that Converse isn’t going to stop there… There will be more to come in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Take a closer look at the new sneaker in this editorial and check out our experience in New York for the official unveil of the Converse Modern.
Words & Photography: Jon Carlo Tapia