CT-MA1 Zip Hi
When a shoe has been around for as long as the Chuck Taylor has, there are countless reasons for its appeal. Novelty is not often one of them. Familiarity is a small price to pay for timeless, genre transcending, cultural icon status. That being said, you probably haven’t seen the likes of the CT-MA1.
What’s remarkable about this shoe is that it manages to be so stylistically innovative while staying completely within the bounds of the classic Chuck Taylor structure.
The MA-1 is, of course, the designation for the military issue nylon bomber jacket that took functional outerwear into the jet age and subsequently became a fashion mainstay. The CT-MA1 features the recognizable olive satin prominently; the high visibility orange lining of the flight jacket provides a subtle accent. The ribbed, elastic cuff sleeve of the jacket is imaginatively deployed at the ankle, to turn a low top Chuck silhouette into the high top model, while the zip up tongue provides the perfect finishing touch.
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