Converse Chuck Taylor goes sustainable with All Star Crater

Converse makers of the famous Chuck All Stars is working to be more sustainable. Following on from Nike’s Space Hippie collection, inspired by life on Mars using ‘space junk’ to create sustainable footwear.

The Chuck Taylor All Star Crater aims to stay true to the 100-plus-year old design including the look and feel of traditional canvas whilst ensuring the toe cap, the foxing tap, the pin stripe and even the height of the shoe is correct.

To ensure this is all correct, over 100 designers collaborated to figure out how to use ‘Crater Foam’ to match the Chuck Taylor specs, due to its different expansion tendencies when compared to traditional foams. The uppers employ Morphlon blends, which feature recycled polyester and recycled post-industrial textile waste scraps.

By doing this, the All Star Crater also achieves an additive design language (note the new eyerow) with less material, and created a new lacing system as a byproduct.

This is one of Converse’s most sustainable trainers to date achieving at least 40 percent recycled content by total weight marker and will form part of the company’s future Renew Collections.

The All Star Crater is due for release on July 23rd on but no prices have been announced yet.

Author: Nikolai Attard

Just a Malteser living in London, working as a PR/social media consultant and writing about things I find interesting on the side.

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