Converse Gore-Tex Utility Chuck 70 – The Ultra Classic Gets a Modern Upgrade: Waterproofing

It is not easy to name a shoe nearly as iconic as the Converse Chuck 70 High Top. I have worn them or seen them while casually cruising my college campus, skateboarding, in CrossFit competitions, and even at weddings paired with a full tuxedo. The Chuck Taylor effortlessly stays in style across generations, geography, and activities, honoring its past while unapologetically staying relevant both today and in the future.

But when the skies threaten rain, even the most dedicated fashionista must shelve the classic canvas Converse Chuck 70 or risk the unpleasant experience of walking with soaked shoes, socks, and feet. Until now. Converse recruited a high-tech membrane that guarantees 100% waterproofness and some breathability. Witness the Converse Gore-Tex Utility Chuck 70.

all weather style

All-Weather Style

The Gore-Tex Utility Chuck 70 retains all the details that make the ‘70s-era canvas high top basketball shoe so loved. From the unmistakable Charles “Chuck” Taylor-signed ankle patch, canvas upper, heel graphic, and the white rubber rand and toe cap, these shoes will never have an identity crisis. One cannot mistake them for anything other than Chucks.

Adding the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane and enhanced cushioning yields fashion-forward kicks that remain comfortable and functional in almost all conditions that the modern urban dweller may encounter.

And oh, the colorways! Amber sepia, egret, and black options may have you pining for all three. At an MSRP of $110, that’s a lot of style for a reasonable amount of green. And good on Converse for offering them in women’s sizing in addition to men’s.


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Point your browser to and get ready to turn heads, even in a downpour. Chuck would be smiling.

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