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Converse Introduces Chuck Taylors With A Built-In Wah Pedal

When fashion, music and technology collide.

BY Sim Wie Boon | Jun 29, 2016 | Shoes

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The Converse All-Star Chuck Taylors has always been associated with rock music. Its simple style and versatility have allowed rockers to tear up hundreds of stages without fail. And just for that, Converse has devised a very special gift for all the guitarists out there. Dubbed the Converse All Wah, this high top Chuck Taylor comes with a built-in Wah pedal. One simply moves ones foot and the tech in the shoe will add a Wah to any plugged in guitar. The shoe was conceived three years ago when Converse introduced a challenge to let people "hack" the iconic All-Star sneakers. It was then that design agency Critical Mass rigged a pair of Chuck Taylors to add a wah effect when plugged into a guitar, now thanks to interactive fashion retailer Cute Curcuit, the All Wah will be using microsensor technology to track the flex of the sole and communicate via Bluetooth with the included Wah Box. Check out below and see how it fares with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.