By 1970, the design of the Chuck had evolved to the height of function and utility for sport and was considered the best basketball sneaker, ever. The Converse Chuck 70 GORE-TEX Leather High Top sneaker is built from that original design, with extra protection from the elements. Water-repellant upper with internal GORE-TEX waterproof bootie, archival rubber taping, and non-wicking laces. That's the Chuck 70. It's not a shoe. It's the shoe. And now, it's waterproof.