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Chuck Taylor All Star II


I don't know if this is an appropriate place to post this but what the heck, has anyone tried the new Chucks and what do y'all think about it? I read that it has some Lunarlon Sockliner technology of sorts, sounds like glorified Nike insoles to me. Wouldn't that just make the shoe less flat and less powerlifting appropriate?


The Chuck Taylor isn't a powerlifting shoe. It was originally a basketball shoe that eventually just became a shoe, and after that powerlifters noticed it was awesomely built for powerlifting and adopted it. Converse never intended, nor did they ever, build the shoe for powerlifters.

That said, I would suggest not using the All Star II for powerlifting, and just stick with the classic, which Nike will continue to produce and sell.


I use the classic chucks for power lifting and I'm in love with them. I'm tempted to try the new chucks out but don't know if I want to spend $75 on them and not love them..... I really want to buy them now lol