Converse is looking back at its timeline for inspiration for its latest collection of footwear, dubbed the Mountain Club capsule.
The offering will consist of adapted version of three silhouettes: the Chuck Taylor All Star, One Star, and Fastbreak. Each is given a Gore-Tex upper, rubber toe cap, rugged outsole, and text across the upper reminiscent of Virgil Abloh's multiple collaborative efforts with Nike. Converse's production efforts for the military during World War II inspired the range. More specifically, the shoes all takes cues from the Extreme Cold Weather Boot produced by Converse in the 1950s. Prior to the war, Converse was producing rubber galoshes, tires, duck boots, and even hockey pucks under its Converse Rubber Shoe Company name.
Look for the Converse Mountain Club collection to hit converse.com and other select retailers on Nov. 8. The All Star will be available in white, One Star in black, and Fastbreak in olive green.