I have to tell you, I have never, ever understood the allure of Converse Chuck Taylor’s. Not because they aren’t super cool looking, but because they have ZERO support. I mean, if you are going to go out on a limb and wear a sneaker instead of a real shoe, shouldn’t they at least be comfortable? Apparently I am not the only one with this opinion.
After declaring bankruptcy in 2001, the company was bought up by Nike in 2003. 12 years later (huh?!), Nike has implemented no less than 40 design changes to the original Chucks, including actual cushioning and arch support. Nothing to worry about if you are a stickler for authenticity and/or have arches of steel. The company has said that they will always offer the original 1917 Chucks for those who want it. If you’re interested in purchasing a pair of the Chucks II, you better hurry up! The new design has been flying off the shelves since it was released on July 28th.
Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.