Converse’s Chuck 70 silhouette is no stranger to an interesting new take on the classic basketball shoe. This week, the Boston brand has rebuilt the Chuck out of DuPont’s Tyvek fabric, a water- and tear-resistant fabric typically used in construction and medical fields.
DuPont’s Tyvek fabric is almost an integral part of our everyday lives, and most people are unaware of the part it plays in everyday use. Perhaps most commonly, Tyvek is used as an exterior material for shipping envelopes. Thanks to its qater-resistant nature and resistance to tearing, Tyvek is a fantastic option for sending goods across town or around the world, regardless of whats inside. Tyvek is also used quite frequently in construction, printed in massive sheets that are used to protect in-the-works projects from the weather as well as providing some insulation for the cold. Now, Tyvek is making its way into the world of footwear, applying its steadfast and durable qualities to some of the most demanding clothing we wear. This week, Converse introduced a new Tyvek iteration of the Chuck 70 Hi, rebuilding the classic basketball shoe with Tyvek borrowed from both its construction and shipping use. The result is a nearly all-white Chuck 70, featuring hints of navy blue and red in its ubiquitous use of Tyvek branding.
CONVERSE CHUCK 70 HI “TYVEK” RELEASE INFORMATION
Converse’s latest reworked version of the Chuck 70 Hi, now featuring a DuPont Tyvek upper, is already available overseas from retailers like Spain’s Sivesdescalzo in a handful of sizes. Featuring a water-resistant and tear-proof upper, these Chuk 70s come with an elevated price tag of approximately $133 and are likely to land stateside in the coming weeks. Check out the official images below for a better look and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Converse release news.