We took the original basketball design from the '70s and gave it an expressive lacing system for you to play with, including a center zip and colorful eyelets all the way down. A durable, ballistic canvas upper comes together with a faux leather tongue overlay and heelstay for a mixed material look and feel. With tonal, fixed laces, a vintage star ankle patch, and the extra cushioning you expect from Chuck 70. Best ever. By 1970, the Chuck had evolved to become the pinnacle of function and utility for sport, and was considered the best basketball sneaker ever. The Chuck 70 is built off of the original 1970s design, with premium materials and an extraordinary attention to detail. A shoe so rooted in tradition that it has its own instant history. That's the Chuck 70. It's not a shoe. It's the shoe.