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Movie shows features of Converse's redesigned Chuck Taylors

Converse has released a movie explaining the changes it has made to its classic Chuck Taylor All Star basketball sneakers, which have been redesigned for the first time in over 80 years.

Unveiled last week, Converse's Chuck Taylor All Star II trainers were launched to appeal to a growing audience of non-sports-playing sneaker fans.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II blue

The updates are the first to be made since Taylor – the basketball player who helped to refine the original designs – had his name added to the ankle patch in 1932.

In the brand's short movie, the shoe is exploded to show the new features incorporated into the trainers.

Chuck Taylor All Star II red

It points out the sole liner made from Nike's Lunarlon foam material, which has been added to cushion the wearer's feet and provide arch support.

Close ups of the padded non-slip tongue and micro suede lining on the insides of the trainers can also be seen, along with the upgraded canvas on the exterior.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

The Chuck Taylor All Star II sneakers with be available in high-top and low-cut versions, and in black, red, blue and all-white from 28 July 2015. Find out more about the shoes in our previous story »

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