To the dismay of many, and the joy of more, summer's almost over. We’re moving steadily towards the bright lights of fall sneakers and we’ve got our minds set on the all-time great: there is no transitional shoe like the Converse Chuck Taylor 70.
Introduced in 2013, the Chuck Taylor 70 takes after the All Star styles of the late ‘60s and ‘70s which populated basketball courts. It landed as a welcome distraction from the ubiquitous classic All Star with a handful of subtle alterations. A higher midsole combines with thicker canvas for a more durable take on the lightweight sneaker while a smaller toe cap, reinforced sections, and one-piece sole unit round out the variations.
The Converse Chuck Taylor 70 quickly became the favored silhouette for exclusive drops and collaborations alike thanks to its higher quality. But, alongside these limited drops, the 70 also makes the ideal fall staple in its most basic forms. So, in honor of a veritable summer essential, here are our favorite Converse Chuck Taylor 70s for fall.
Keep scrolling for the Chuck Taylor 70 you'll wear this fall.
The move to fall is excellent in terms of the clothing possibilities, but it's worth remembering that the weather's not going to play ball. The Chuck 70 thankfully comes with a GORE-TEX upper.
Adopting the triple stitch you'd likely find holding your favorite workwear pieces together, this heavy canvas iteration of the 70 is set for a lot of wear in unfavorable conditions.
Converse's recent collaboration with Barriers is one of the standout Chuck 70s of recent months. Shredded uppers combine with a beaten sole unit and two-tone laces for a casual and unassuming finish.
Using mismatched panels, the Chuck Taylor 70 Crafted manages to be a super-clean neutral option for fall despite its stiched finish. Leather, suede, and canvas comes together for a strong trio of textures.
While there are many variations on the Chuck Taylor 70, the humble black variant often takes the trophy when it comes to versatility. Simple and successful, it's pretty hard to beat.
Featuring alternating stripes to the inner and outer sidewalls, the Vintage Stripe outfit on this pair of 70s makes an impact without clashing.
If you're a fan of the classic black pair but worry about the effect of consistent wear on the canvas, consider the leather pair. Much rarer to see on the street, you'll dodge the awkward moment of having clones, too.
Legendary Italian retailer Slam Jam is always working on a collaboration or four. One of our favorites in recent memory came in the form of a Chuck Taylor 70. Featuring the retailer's circular logo in a tonal black print to the ankle as well as distressed seams, it nods to the classic pair but ensures there's a twist at the end.
Part of the appeal of the Chuck Taylor 70 is that it looks great throughout its life cycle. Whether it's brand new or beaten to shreds or, for that matter, brand new but covered in paint, it always hits the mark.
Fall is fun, but we have to admit that we miss the bold colors of spring and summer sometimes. That's why we're carrying this pair of pale yellow Chuck Taylor 70s with us through the darkness.
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