From the ground up

In continued celebration of the Rio Olympics, Converse is launching two iterations of the Chuck II Open Knit sneaker.

Inspired by Brazil’s vibrant beach culture, Converse elected to utilize a color palette similar to those found in the beach waters in deep blue, grassy green, turquoise and a little of the sun in a hit of yellow. Featuring an open-knit construction, the re-engineered version of the Chuck Taylor offers substantially increased breathability.

The result is a sneaker perfectly compatible with sock-free wear and a chill silhouette for welcoming the Rio games. The Chuck II Open Knit will be arriving in low-top and high-top versions.

The blue high-top and green low-top will both be releasing August 11 in limited quantities at Converse stores and

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