Ruining a new pair of shoes is the worst feeling. Here are four ways it might happen:

1.When the Mzansi sun melts your ice-cream directly onto your feet.

2. When you literally drop your drink and your shoes get a white wine wash.

3. When you’re at a live show and other people stand on your feet while you’re watching the stage.

4. When you have to chase after a taxi in the rain and say goodbye to that new shoe high.

Luckily for shoe-lovers who are too busy living to watch their step, Converse has released a range designed to beat the elements. The iconic Converse shapes that we know and love are now made of water-repellent canvas and waterproof neoprene.

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All the shoes in the Counter Climate Shield Canvas range are protected by a durable water repellent treatment that will keep out rain (as well as ice-cream).

The new Chuck Taylor All Star 11 has been upgraded for comfort and comes in a fun range of colours. It also has reflective heel webbing so you’ll be seen in low-light environments, like dancing or going to a festival, while the Shield Canvas keeps your feet dry and comfortable.

Finally! Shoes for going places and doing things.

Available at Converse Sandton, Converse Gateway, Converse Mall of Africa, Converse Gateway and selected retailers.