Converse is tackling the elements of weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherised features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas Footwear and Apparel Collection.
The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasising essential weather-beating benefits, featuring a bold mix of colours and materials including water repellent canvas and waterproof neoprene.
Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Nike Lunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges.
Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments. Available in Black/Reflective, White/Lava, and Black.
Shield Canvas is also being introduced to the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. The classic Chuck Taylor All Star features a water repellent Shield Canvas upper, gusseted tongue and no medial eyelets, preventing water from water seeping into the footbed. Available in Fatigue Green, Obsidian/White/Gum, an Black.
Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a durable water repellant (DWR) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defence against the rain.
The new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas Footwear and Apparel Collection launches today (Thursday, 11th August) at Converse retail stores, third party retailers and on Converse.com. Footwear will be available for suggested retail prices of RM349.90 – RM399.90.
For more information, visit the brand’s website.