Coming to a retailer near you, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Crater takes that familiar high-top silhouette and adds unique touches to signify Crater as one of the most sustainable Converse collections to date.
At least 40 per cent of materials are recycled showcasing the perfectly imperfect design. We’re talking recycled polyester, textile scraps and some Nike Grind rubber reused for the Crater foam sole. Converse even created new laces using a byproduct. The Crater sneaker is the next step in Converse’s journey towards zero carbon and zero waste.
But don’t worry, Converse considers specific All Star aesthetic cues non-negotiable. The toe cap, foxing tap and the pinstripe, for example, all remain intact. The upcycled materials are true to the look and feel of the traditional canvas, and ensuring new patches reflect old values was critical to Converse when looking towards its sustainable future.
As part of the Nike group, Converse is applying Nike’s ‘Space Hippie’ ethos, which saw the sporting giant craft a footwear collection from 85–90% recycled content, including plastic bottles, t-shirts and post-industrial scraps.
This isn’t the first time Converse looked towards sustainability either. The footwear brand created a line of Chuck Taylor All Stars back in 2019 using Sneaker News #14 – Adidas Teams with Star Wars and Nike Preps Another Dunk Colourway, that is canvas made using 100 per cent plastic bottle polyester. It’s true what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
The Chuck Taylor All Star Crater will release on July 23. Three colours will be available at launch: charcoal, black and white.