Converse is tackling the elements  of weather head-on  this  season,  combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the 2016 Converse Counter Climate Shield CanvasFootwear Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The  innovative  sneaker collections  feature a bold mix of colours and materials including water repellent canvas and waterproof neoprene.  This  collection is intended to stand up against unpredictable inclement weather.

Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. The Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas sneakers have been given a durable water repellant (DWR) treatment, standing guard as the first line of defense against the rain.

The new Converse Counter Climate Shield Canvas Footwear Collection will launch today from the Converse Melbourne Central Flagship store, and other selected retailers across the country from RRP $130.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the newConverse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a NikeLunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges.  Converse  has  added  a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well asremoving the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added  visibility in low light environments.

RRP: $130


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

Shield Canvas is also being introduced to the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. The classic ChuckTaylor All Star features a water repellent Shield Canvas upper, gusseted tongue and no medial eyelets,preventing water from water seeping into the footbed. Reflective materials have also been included that bouncebright accents when hit by bursts of  light.

RRP: $110


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Selene

Converse continues to push the style boundaries for women with the introduction of the Converse ChuckTaylor All Star Selene Shield Canvas collection, injecting vibrant colors and new materials into a  fashionablesilhouette with hidden  laces and a zipper on the upper for easier access. Equipped with a neoprene inner bootfor added warmth, Shield Canvas  for ultimate water repellency and a Nike Lunarlon  sockliner for enhancedcomfort, the sneaker also features reflective hits on the laces and the spine for both added style and visibility in low light.

RRP: $140

Converse Jack Purcell Signature

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-color reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add  flare  while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent  water from  seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom  Air insole.

RRP: $150

Converse Cons One Star

This season, the Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhancedcomfort of a Nike Lunarlon sockliner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain. Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wetenvironments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing  additional grip.

RRP: $130

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