Converse continues to impress with its Urban Utility line. The Chuck 70 Hiker is one of five shoes designed to fit the modern, city traveler, released this year.
The hiker clearly was inspired both by the classic Chuck Taylor design, but has a strong military boot element to it as well. The rigid silhouette has been released multiple times in various colors; black, khaki/tan, and much brighter and vibrant colors.
Similar to the other styles in this collection, the Chuck 70 Hiker was crafted with Gore-Tex seam-sealed membrane and offers ultimate protection from the elements. Waterproof cloth and mesh paneling mix to creative a texture-filled base that the shoe exists upon. Elastic bands serve as laces and allow for even better defense against wet or icy elements.
If the other shoes dropped in this line are any indication, these are going to go quickly. Head over to Nike.com to get your pair today. Click around and check out the other pieces in the Urban Utility line as well. They’re worth seeing.