Converse has been around for more than a hundred years and younger generations have found love to this sneakers shoe brand. Why? Because the brand keeps on innovating. Remember when they released the Chuck Taylor All Star II in 2015? The classic Chuck Taylor was given a more comfortable design feature yet retaining that original look that everybody love.
This year, Converse produced another great design by coming up with a waterproof sneaker design opt to battling weather head-on this Fall/Holiday 2016 season, combining classic with premium, weatherized features. The debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear and Apparel Collection gave a sneak of how Converse is keeping their followers’ feet dry with waterproof and water resistant fabrics, so nothing can stop them in their quest for creativity.
The launch took place at Sky High Bar, Ace Hotel in Pasig City where more than 125 media guests from the print, television, and digital world and more than 10 celebrity influencers like Julie San Jose who came with Benj Alves and Bianca Umali escorted by Miguel Tanfelix, just to name a few. These celebs graced the event topped with acoustic performances by KA & Z and mid-80’s iconic rock band, The Dawn. Yes. The Dawn.
Incidentally, the rock band we’ve grew up with is celebrating their 30th years in the music scene in the Philippines. They’re classic. Their music brings back those memories from our younger years. Much like Converse. Every time we see people wearing Converse it always bring us to a trip back down to memory lane. Memories that are cherished, like the first time we had our own Chuck Taylor All Star as a teenage kid.
And today, to keep up with the ever changing weather mood, the new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber and leather, and waterproof neoprene.
Shield Canvas / Leather Canvas / Rubber Canvas
These collections are intended to stand up against the unpredictable inclement weather. 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 DWR (durable water repellant) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II SHIELD CANVAS
The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a 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 colors:Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black
Suggested retail price: Php 4,550
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II RUBBER CANVAS
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber includes all the features and benefits of the Chuck II such as a Lunarlon sockliner and a non-slip padded tongue.
While adding a beautifully crafted dimensional canvas for breathability, micro-perforated leather lining for comfort, and a heat reflecting barrier at the footbed for warmth.
Suggested retail price: Php 5,430
CONVERSE CONS ONE STAR SHIELD CANVAS
The Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain.
Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wet environments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing additional grip. Available colors: Black, White, Obsidian
Suggested retail price: Php 4,250
CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE TWILL SHIELD CANVAS
The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-color reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable.
Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole technology. Available colors: Inked, Natural
Suggested retail price: Php 5,590
CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE M-SERIES
Converse introduces a high top silhouette combined with Counter Climate Shield Canvas. Warm, durable and water-repellent, it delivers all-day, on-the-go comfort. The Shield Canvas complements features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light.
The Shield Canvas complements features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light. Available Colors: Hot Cocoa, Black
Suggested retail price: Php 5,430
The collection features quality and durable everyday basics for your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Constructed for comfort and fit, the Converse Essentials collection will get softer with time.
The collection includes
Converse Essentials TeeConverse Essentials Pullover HoodieConverse Essentials Full Zip HoodieConverse Essentials Jogger.
Each piece includes a natural color fade of fabric with long-term wear, durable stitching, and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout the lifespan.. Available Colors: Black. Grey, Obsidian, Egret
Suggested retail price: Ranges from Php 899.75 to Php 3,339.75
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