It's not often that a true classic gets an upgrade. While Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars have been a wardrobe staple for longer than many of us have been alive, this classic shoe never really offered much arch support and after a while could be a bit uncomfortable to wear. How people ever played basketball while wearing these I have idea. I tried playing tennis in a pair once and thought I was going to die my feet hurt so badly. With its first update to the classic shoe in 98 years and a heavily guarded secret within Converse, The Chuck Taylor All Star II is finally available for purchase.

The updates are vast with this sneaker. Featuring (finally) a fully embroidered All Star Patch on the side, foam-padded collar and non-slip gusseted tongue for comfort, a perforate micro suede liner for breathability, monochrome matte eyelets, and most importantly, the addition of Nike Lunarlon sock liners for cushioning and arch support. This last feature is really what makes the Chuck Taylor II a game changer for Converse fans. The improved materials give the familiar shoe a high-end update while still staying true to its classic look so those loyal Chuck wearers like myself. Available in Black, White, Blue and Red in both high and low tops, the sneakers are retailing slightly higher than your standard Chucks ($75-$70) but the reviews from those who have worn them for a while now state that it's well worth the price increase. Head to website now to get a pair for yourself and be a part of history.