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Converse preps the Chuck Taylor 2 for a concept dubbed “Open Knit” just in time for the games in Rio.

Inspired by Brasil’s vibrant beach culture, the Converse Chuck II Open Knit features an open knit mesh construction with a fused reinforced eye row, and ventilation in the heel — the open knit design welcomes sock-free feet, creating a functional, breathable summer sneaker.

The two styles of the Converse Chuck II Open Knit, a blue high top and green ox, launch August 11 in limited quantities at Converse stores and Converse.com.

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