Ah, Chucks. If you've never owned a pair, well, you're probably the only person on the planet. Converse Chuck Taylors are one of the most popular shoes in history, and chances are good you've got two or three pairs of varying colors in your closet right now.
But if there's one thing that sucks about Chucks (see what I did there?), it's this: they aren't very supportive. They use the same design they did when the shoe was created 98 years ago. I don't know if you know this, but shoes have come a long way in the last 98 years. But Chucks, they never caught up with the times. They look great, but I have no idea how anybody ever actually played basketball in them.
That's about to change, however, with the introduction of the Chuck Taylor All Star 2's from Converse. That's right: after 98 years, a new version of the classic shoe is about to hit stores. They've got a foam padded collar, a no-slip tongue and Nike Lunarlon sockliner supports. Essentially, these are the Chucks you always wanted: sparse, economical and hip, except with the kind of support to help you not break your ankle into 400 pieces.
What do you think?