Irritating ad campaign aside, Converse do do boots. And they're good.
The multiple meteorological scenarios of winter present no fear to these new Converse boots. Combining the preppy aesthetic of a pair of classic Chucks with the rugged effects of a proper set of walking boots (wedge soles, brass eyelets, etc), these bad boys should see you through to summer.
Essential because: When Converse started out in 1908, it made “winterized” rubber-soled shoes; the athletic footwear came later.