Weather-proof footwear never looked so good

Converse Chuck II Muriwai Beach

We’re constantly battling the elements in New Zealand – we’re not known for having four seasons in one day for nothing!

If you’ve saturated a pair of canvas shoes or two in your time, then these puppies may well be the answer to your woes. Converse’s new Chuck II Counter Climate Shield Canvas collection provides weather-beating benefits without the need for big old rubber galoshes.

Converse Chuck II

With water repellent canvas and waterproof neoprene, each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. Comfort, you say? You got it. Forget the ‘wear-in period’ common to the classic Chucks of your past – the inner sole in these bad boys is a Nike Lunarlon sockliner, which cushions feet and offers all day comfort (trust us, we’ve tested them!)

Converse Chuck II Muriwai Beach

While they are available in both high and low-cut styles in a number of wearable colours, the white/volt (pictured above) is a Fashion Quarterly favourite.

View the full collection and buy online now at and selected retailers around the country.

Photography: Holly Burgess