The formula for a perfect travel shoe? It has to be comfortable and supportive, above all, and lightweight, whether you plan to pack or wear it. And it’s got to look good, preferably with a large range of travel outfits. The latest contender on all fronts? The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit.
Converse’s Chuck Taylor — which debuted in 1917 — has become an iconic casual sneaker, just as the Nike Flyknit is now an athleisure staple. Nike acquired Converse in 2003, and 15 years later, the two brands are collaborating to launch a hybrid style.
Available in six colors, the unisex shoe hits every mark of a great travel shoe: fashion, comfort, function. It borrows the timeless high-top silhouette of the Chuck, but it’s fully woven with Nike’s signature Flyknit upper, which is featherweight, formfitting, and virtually seamless, providing breathability and support to match the foam-cushioned Nike Lunarlon insole.
The new shoe hits digital shelves at nike.com at 9:45 a.m. EST on Thursday, April 27.