This year, we definitely have noticed Converse’s efforts to step up their game in the sneaker scene. From collaborations with Off-White, Carhartt, Brain Dead, KITH, and Coca-Cola to name a few, expectations have been set high for Converse from here onwards, and the new, upcoming collection doesn’t disappoint.
The brand introduces Mountain Club, specifically designed to deliver a modern expression of function. The pack is built and engineered with GORE-TEX technology, with its analog functionality reconstructed to define an aesthetic to be as minimal yet rigorous. Converse explores new materials, executions and concepts which eventually resulted into the upcoming Mountain Club pack. This time round, the Chuck Taylor All Star, One Star and Fast Break is reinterpreted as weatherized footwear that catapults the past into modern contemporary street style.
One may expect new materials and designs from the Mountain Club, and we’ll tell you why. Apart from the GORE-TEX lining, the shoes also feature DWR-coated uppers, gusseted tongue for additional comfort and a double-lacing system which further enforces lockdown on the wearers feet yet allows he ability to treat the shoe as a slip-on. Besides materials, the design of the Chuck Taylors Iconic All Star patch plays an abstract role that is reminiscent of the air-release valve found on the Extreme Cold Weather Boot, a rubber military boot developed during the 50’s which was once produced by Converse. Consistent across all three styles, a rugged uncured rubber outsole is observed throughout all three silhouettes in the Mountain Club. The military-inspired features transforms the Fastbreak MC18 into a sneaker boot with details that include an ankle strap for added utility, while the One Star MC18 offers a versatile low top option for styling purposes.
The Chuck Taylor MC18 (RM569.90), Fast Break MC18 (RM599.90) and One Star MC18 (RM479.90) will be releasing this coming 9th of November, at Converse KLCC, Converse Mid Valley, Converse Pavilion, Converse Sunway and Converse Tebrau City.