Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit Wear Test: Binondo Food Wok

Just recently, I got an invitation from Converse Philippines to try one of their newly released kicks under its Spring 2016 Collection, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit, and took it for a “wear test” through a Food Wok in Binondo.

Converse Chuck Taylor II Knit

I’ve been to Binondo many times, but I never get to explore it that much. Binondo or Chinatown is one of the popular places in Manila that you can visit anytime whenever you are in the capital city. If you roam around the place, you will see different food establishments and stores, mostly Chinese. Plus you get to appreciate the chinese culture and heritage there.


I love my new Converse kicks. It’s super nice and it’s RED! Just look at the details of this new Chucks. The new Chuck II Knit Collection explores innovative materials, with eye-catching colors and woven textures that embody the spirit of the upcoming music festival season.

Converse Chuck Taylor II Knit woven texture

The depth of colors executed on the sneakers is influenced by the Illuminating kaleidoscopic light shows found at music concerts. A dimensional look-and-feel is delivered through the ultra thin, tightly interwoven knit material. The exterior details elevate Chuck Taylor’s most recognizable features with a fully embroidered All Star ankle patch, high foxing and monochrome matte eyelets.


Since I got the red color of the new Chuck II Knit, It felt like I’m one with the place hahaha!. Well if you will look around Chinatown you will see that the red color dominated the area. Well, It’s a lucky color. So lucky me. 🙂

Ivan Man Dy

Our approximately three and a half hours Binondo Food Wok was led by Ivan Man Dy, a registered tour guide from Old Manila Walks (

Converse Chuck II Knit

Well, If you are joining soon the Food Wok in Binondo, don’t expect to have a ride going from one food stop to another. It is a Food Wok or lets say food “walk”. Just like our group, we just walk… and walk… and walk. Or maybe run at times we are being left behind hahhaha.

Converse Chuck Taylor II Knit Lunarlon Sockliner

Chuck II Knit sneakers are not just fashionably beautiful externally but also very comfortable wear. Imagine us walking to and from resto to resto but my soles did not sore at all. Thanks to Chuck Taylor II Knit’s Lunarlon sockliner, a nonslip padded tongue and an ultra-soft micro-suede lining which provided that extra enhanced comfort.

Chuck II Knit

So, before you watch my video about our food tour, let me give you a rundown to where and what we had at the Binondo Food Wok:

1st STOP: New Po-Heng Lumpia House – Inside Uysugin Building-  Lumpia

2nd STOP: Quik-Snack– Carvajal Street- Kuchay Ah(empanada-like pastry), Fried Tofu, Sate Miki Guisado(a must try!)

3rd STOP: Dong Bei Dumplings– Yuchengco St.- Steamed/Fried Kutchay (chives) dumplings

4th STOP: President Tea House– Salazar and Ongpin – Salted Egg Cream Buns and Mango Sago(a must try!)

5th STOP: Holand Hopia & Bakery– Yuchengco St. cor. Carvajal – Jackfruit Hopia, Pandan Hopia, Peanut bar.

As mentioned earlier, here’s the video… Enjoy!

The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit Collection is available in Volt Green, Black, Yellow, Roadtrip Blue, Red, White, and Spray Paint Blue for only Php 3,990 at Converse shops.

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