Converse Reveals Modernized All Stars

Emma Tucker for Dezeen:

Footwear brand Converse has followed the redesign of its iconic Chuck Taylors with an update to the 1920 All Star, which replaces the shoe’s signature canvas uppers with Nike’s knitted Hyperfuse fabric (+ slideshow).

The Converse All Star Modern comes in both high- and low-top versions, and features a lightweight Phylon sole – which is made from compressed foam. The shoe’s rubber toecap has been replaced with black thermoplastic polyurethane, and the new model features a neoprene tongue and lining.

These aren’t bad-looking shoes. (The knitted white low-tops look sick.) But I can’t help but feel it strips away the appeal of the original.