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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

Words by Marcus Cho
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