Converse Chuck II Knit Trainer

The new Chuck II Knit trainer is made from a tight-knit lightweight material, available in seven colours inspired by festival light shows

Converse has updated its classic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker to create a shoe inspired by the upcoming festival season.

The new Chuck II Knit collection launched yesterday and includes both high- and low-top styles. The tight-knit, lightweight material is threaded with various shades, granting it a textured look. The shoe is available in seven vibrant colours, influenced by festival light show: Volt Green, Black, Yellow, Roadtrip Blue, Red, White, and Spray Paint Blue.

A perforated micro-suede lining allows for breathability in the shoes, while the Nike Lunarlon sockliner provides cushioned support for comfort. The high-tops include an embroidered version of the signature All Star ankle patch, while the low-tops feature an embossed screen-printed logo attached to the tongue.

When Converse was established in 1908, it was as an expert in galoshes. The company quickly turned its attention to sneaker design. It re-branded its basketball sneaker the "Chuck Taylor All-Stars" in the 1920s.