If the idea of a utility hiker sounds unusual when one considers Converse, then we’d say you should think again — start by giving the Urban Utility Chuck 70 Utility Hiker a serious shot. With the look of a futuristic, technical sneaker and the functionality of a city-ready pair of boots, this pair of tough boots is unlike Converse high-tops of years past — it’s got durability and a bit of forward-thinking design built right in.
The functionality starts at the base, with a GORE-TEX seam-sealed membrane for protection from the elements, along with a fused upper and an orange sockliner for visibility and comfort. These innovative boots also feature military-inspired textiles throughout, plus a retooled version of the iconic Converse logo — that means they’ll look seriously cool with modern joggers, and seriously classic with your favorite pair of dark denim.
A pair of these kicks might look like they’d set you back some serious coin, but they cost just $150 — a downright steal for their quality. – $150