Converse Presents the Auckland Modern

Converse's running legacy gets an update
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The Converse Auckland Racer just got an overhaul, courtesy of the Nike brain trust that goes by the "HTM" acronym. That release set the table for the Auckland Modern, unveiled here, which is the second Converse silhouette to take on the "Modern" handle, following in the footsetps of the All Star Modern (which was similarly preceded by an HTM model). Inspired by the brand's running legacy, the Converse Auckland Modern features a split knit upper for lightweight comfort and a secure fit, along with Nike Hyperfuse construction for durability and support. The build is supported by a Phylon outsole for lightweight cushioning and comfort, fitted with flex grooves for mobility. Retailing for $110, the shoe launches tomorrow in five introductory colorways -- Black/Soar, Black/White, Black/Lucid Green, Black/Action Red and Black/Dark Grey -- at select Converse retailers and converse.com.

Release Date: 7/21/16 (Thursday)