Converse is the new popular shoe of the “urban warrior”

Army Ranger veteran Mat Best wearing classic Converse Chuck Taylors in his "If Commercials were Honest" YouTube video.

Converse has created a new shoe for the ‘urban warrior’, taking the revered Chuck Taylor brand in a new direction with cues from their tactical line.

While the classic American footwear and apparel company already has a well-established tactical/duty line for military and first responders to complement their legendary line of civilian athletic footwear (that dates back to a whole generation before when your grandfather was shooting hoops in high school), the Nike-owned Converse has once again stepped up their game to bring the best of both worlds right to your primary mode of transportation.

“Chucks” have been spotted throughout the shooter community as an awesome lightweight shoe that emotes as much style as it does function. From 3-gun matches to the occasional oddball rolling hard in Chucks, the shoes can be found pretty much anywhere that Americana naturally grows.

Still, while the old Chucks were big on style, some of their more “extreme” owners demanded more. Enter the new generation of Chuck-T’s, ready for adventure in any environment.

The Chuck Taylor Street Hiker Boot is -essentially- what everyone who ever wore Chuck Taylors in mud or ice wanted- with weatherproof features and an aggressive tread that ensures that those who wear “Chuck-T’s” won’t be slipping and sliding all over the place six months out of the year. With winter coming up, these boots are a must-have for anyone not wanting to sacrifice style for capability as the cold sets in. The models also come in full leather, for those wanting a little more warmth from ice and slush.


If you’re looking for a little comfort on and off duty, Converse has you covered with American-made tactical boots in desert suede and black leather. While the boots aren’t waterproof, they are very breathable and will hold up in a variety of conditions.

If you’re itching for the classic look with utilitarian-lite features, try the Chuck Taylor All Star 2.0 Boots. In colors ranging from a flat black to a coyote brown-like tone known as “sand dune”, the classic look is not lost on these shoes, despite the more aggressive tread.


With the Chuck Taylor shoe being an American staple since the 1920s, it would be damn near unpatriotic of you not to go pick up a pair. Those who were previously on the fence about the shoes due to their slick grips and poor resistance to the elements can now enjoy -and in some circumstances- kick ass in their not-so-new kicks.

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