“As one of the first pan-athletic brands, the relationship between Converse and running goes back to the 1900s,” reminds Bryan Cioffi, Vice President/Creative Director of Converse Global Footwear. “The Converse Thunderbolt Modern is a throwback to that heritage, modernized with new Nike materials to give us a glimpse at the beginning of what’s next.”
The Thunderbolt Modern, the third release in Converse’s Modern footwear family, boasts a one-piece engineered jacquard upper for lightweight comfort and dynamic fit, as well as Nike Hyperfuse construction for durability and support. It is underpinned by a Phylon outsole for cushioning and comfort along with flex grooves for mobility. The silhouette arrives in an array of country colors: Pure Platinum/Photo Blue, Gold Dart/Pine Green, Team Red/Ivory, Gorge Green/Ivory, Binary Blue/Ivory and White/Black.
The new collection will be available starting August 5 at Converse retail stores, Converse.com and select retailers worldwide.