words // Steve Jaconetta

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s gets outfitted with a Polartec® Power Shield® Pro membrane for all-season weather resistance.

Polartec brings their revolutionary weatherization technology to a sneaker for the first time ever. Polartec is a premium producer of many innovative fabrics, including revolutionary weather resistant membrane technologies and like Converse is also headquartered in Massachusetts. The Chuck Taylor All Star features the traditional Converse canvas-rubber construction with a tech upgrade,  infused with a Polartec Power Shield Pro membrane, inserted between the outer canvas and inner tricot lining of the sneaker.

Polartec Power Shield Pro technology combines air permeability with durable hydrostatic resistance providing a highly water resistant fabric with unprecedented breathability. This product allows moisture management within the sneaker, balancing the interior environment to help keep feet dry and comfortable, with added protection from water and snow.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s comes in a bright 'Clematis Blue' high top and a clean 'Gargoyle Grey' ox low, each designed with a stylish reverse-color tongue. Both pairs have an eye-catching bright red eyelet that stands out from the integrated grey eyelets, and are outfitted with a unique color-pop turquoise d-ring eyelet - a nod to the style tradition of outdoor footwear.

The Polartec x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s Hi and Ox are available now Converse San Francisco and Soho retail locations as well as Livestock in Canada. Retail is set at $110 for both pairs.

Polartec x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s Hi 'Clematis Blue'


Polartec x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s Ox 'Gargoyle Grey'


Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.