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19th April 2023 EDT RELEASES

The Iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star US Hi Gets Remade in Hemp

An icon remade, reborn, reintroduced.


Even one of the most iconic, most important, most archetypal sneakers of all time isn’t beyond a redesign. Even after countless iterations, the Converse Chuck Taylor can still be reborn. This time, in hemp. Its a material that’s seeing more usage lately like in New Balance’s 550; Sean Wotherspoon’s Gazelle; and Maharishi’s Reebok LT Court.

The timeless design features deep, off-white uppers made of a combination of the titular material and washed natural texture. The signature branding like the classic “Converse Chuck Taylor All Star” circular ankle logo in; the heel’s “All Star U.S. Originator” rubber plate are both a mainstay. But, the special “hemp” tag on the heel lining is a new addition. The shoe is secured with white linen mix laces for a polished appearance and sits on a rubber outsole and midsole to match.

They’re available now on Converse Japan’s website for JPY10,450 (~US$80).

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