* These Converse sneakers sport contemporary and eye-catching designs
* Many are classic Converse sneakers reimagined for modern wear
* Options include Gore-Tex covered and mountaineer styles
When it comes to choosing footwear, there are generally 2 types of people. Those who can find shoes within 5 minutes of arriving at the shop, and those who need to explore every pair in every shop to find the shoes best suited for them. For those who love exploring every footwear avenue and checking out every style available, here are 5 pairs of Converse sneakers you probably haven’t seen anywhere else.
Each of these 5 pairs sports individual elements that are unavoidably noticeable. A couple of these pairs from Nike provide options for people who like a “traditional” approach to sneakers, while the others provide more eye-catching and slightly unusual versions of some classic Converse styles. Check them out below and pick the shoes that tick all your boxes.
1. Run Star The Rundown Low Top
With elements inspired by the early ‘00s classic Converse on a classically designed basketball shoe, the Run Star The Rundown Low Tops deliver a mix of retro and modern styles. They sport a premium pebbled leather combined with mesh and suede for a beautifully balanced appearance. The shoes also feature an elevated platform for a more imposing look along with a molded star on the heel. When you order, you’ll also get the choice of 3 colors – white, black and burgundy.
2. Converse Run Star Y2K
The Converse Run Star Y2K sport a similar appearance to the Run Star The Rundown Low Tops with their elevated platform, molded star heel and other ‘00s inspired elements. However, the Run Star Y2Ks differ in their color scheme. They provide a more ‘sporty’ feel by mixing red and blue with white. This small difference makes them a great choice for people looking for a pair of sneakers for both dressier and casual occasions.
3. Converse Fastbreak Mountaineer Leather Mid
The Converse Fastbreak Mountaineers get their name from the materials used to make them. In fact, these materials are all found around the average mountain base camp. Whether it’s the ballistic textile upper, trail fleck lace or the suede overlays, these shoes ooze durability and style. They also boast a handy tongue loop to make slipping them on easier and a black midsole with a speckled white outsole to complete their eye-catching appearance.
4. Converse By DON C ERX 260 Animal
These shoes are called Animal for a reason. Not only does the design feature a leopard print heel overlay, the mix of bright colors and dark base produce a shoe that’s hard to ignore. For comfort and support, they sport a molded foam upper while the synthetic pony hair accents add texture to the footwear. They also come with a set of alternative, screen-printed, leopard print laces for those who prefer the full animal look. You can’t help but stand out in these uniquely stylish Converse sneakers.
5. Converse Chuck 70 GORE-TEX Leather High-Top
The Converse Chuck 70 GORE-TEX Leather High-Tops are a new take on a true classic. Not only has adding high-quality Gore-Tex material into the shoe provided a waterproof, and therefore drier and more comfortable, experience for your feet, these shoes also come with non-wicking laces, which aids in the anti-water feel of the shoes. In addition, these Converse yellow high tops further push home the Gore-Tex presence with “GORE-TEX” written across the design. If yellow isn’t your color, the GORE-TEX Chucks are also available in grey.