Last year, Converse redesigned its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers for the first time in almost 100 years. The new version of the kicks went over so well that now Converse is updating its classic All Stars too with a modern take that replaces the canvas uppers with a lightweight and breathable knitted material.
Don’t point a finger and accuse Converse of stealing Nike’s Flyknit material, though. Back in 2003, Nike bought converse after the iconic brand filed for bankruptcy, so the the two companies are now one and the same, and free to share each other’s technologies and designs.
Converse via FastCo]