While the “going out” shirt is almost always a fail that will leave you looking like an Apple executive at a new iPhone reveal, the “going out” sneaker needs to be a very important part of every guy’s wardrobe.
No, that sneaker should not be the equivalent of an Affliction T-shirt on your feet. If there are skulls or anything hanging off of your footwear, that’s a pretty good sign you’re doing it wrong. But a sneaker that looks fresh, isn’t precious, and attracts the right attention is guaranteed to get heavy rotation. And if it can help you from getting run over when you stumble out of the bar at night, all the better.
The new reflective print collection of the Converse Chuck II checks off all those boxes. It has the comfort and the clean silhouette that the new iteration of the Chuck Taylor All Star is known for, owing to a Nike Lunarlon sockliner for cushioning and a canvas toe cap for a more seamless upper. As with all Chucks, they look great out of the box, but look even better once they’ve been lived in a little. Translation: you won’t freak out if someone accidentally spills a drink on them.
The attention-grabbing aspect comes in the form of the camouflage and star prints on the high and low top versions. The patterns are understated in normal light environments, but when a camera flash or a car headlight hits them in low light conditions, the sneakers really pop. So whether you’re riding your bike at night or taking selfies with your friends at the club, you’ll stand out.
The reflective camo Chuck II’s will sell for $80-$85 starting March 3 on converse.com. The star version will be available in April.
Check out more pictures of the sneakers below.