When Converse debuted the Chuck II this past summer, it was a smash hit. The first revamp of the iconic Chuck Taylor in 98 years, it was tweaked for improved comfort while leaving the classic looks largely unchanged. And the people loved it. Overnight-sellout-level loved it.

Since then, we’ve mostly been subsisting on restocks of the initial release colors: white, black, blue, and red. Standbys, to be sure, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little variety. There was one limited-edition version in eye-popping Volt, but if bright yellow isn’t your thing, you’ll be happy to learn that two new colorways are hitting the shelves this week.

On October 1, you’ll be able to get your new-and-improved Chucks in a versatile mid-gray named Thunder and a deep maroon aptly dubbed Bordeaux. Both colors feature a classic white toe cap and sole, and honestly, you can’t go wrong with either. A little darker, a little more subdued—they’re perfect for fall. That said, the Bordeaux pair will probably hold up better if your Uncle Mort sloshes red wine onto your shoes come the holidays. Just something to think about.






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