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Converse Drops Their New Mountain Club Chuck Taylor For Outdoor Adventure

A GORE-TEX Chuck Taylor that can tackle the rain, snow and sleet.

We all love a pair of classic Chucks, but certainly not for inclement weather - until now. Your favorite summer time sneaker just got a four season model that can handle just about anything you throw at it. 

The new Mountain Club Chuck is engineered with GORE-TEX® technology to define a radical new aesthetic for this iconic kick. We've received one of the first pairs to hit the streets and will be taking them for a test drive in the snow, rain and mud to see how they hold up. Full review coming shortly.

Mountain Club is the result of the ongoing exploration of new materials, executions and concepts informed by Converse’s sport and utility heritage.

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Introduced as a radical seasonal capsule engineered with GORE-TEX® technology, Mountain Club liberally reinterprets three classic Converse styles -- the Chuck Taylor All Star, One Star and Fastbreak – as weatherized footwear that catapult the past into contemporary street style.

Taking inspiration from the Extreme Cold Weather Boot, a rubber military boot first developed in the 1950’s and once produced by Converse, Converse's heritage comes to life in a literal interpretation.

Exemplified on the Chuck Taylor MC18, overt external instructions define the visual language and outline key product features such as the GORE-TEX® lining and DWR-coated upper; gusseted tongue for comfort; a double-lacing system that enables a lockdown effect and allows its wearer to treat the shoe as a slip on. The design of Chuck Taylor’s iconic “All Star” patch takes an abstract form that is reminiscent of the air-release valve found on the Extreme Cold Weather Boot.

A rugged uncured rubber outsole takes design cues from the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star and is consistent across all three styles. The military-inspired features transform the Fastbreak MC18 into a sneaker boot, which includes an ankle-strap for added utility, while One Star MC18 offers a versatile low top option.

Converse Mountain Club is available from Converse and select global retailers on November 8. Prices range from $120 to $150.

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