You cant go wrong with a pair of Jack Purcells and just in time for summer, Converse brings out its iconic sneaker in a Salt Wash Stripe design. Available in either Dozar Blue or Gooseberry, the design features stripes that has been washed out and faded, perfect for the warm weather ahead.
Today we get a first look at the next collaboration between Converse and heritage brand Nigel Cabourn. After previously having done the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the Plimsole, Nigel Cabourn worked on the Chuck Taylor 1970 this time. Giving it a white upper and red details and branding, the look is clean and perfect for the summer months that lie ahead. The designer used Ventile fabric for the upper, making the shoes weatherproof, which is a subtle, yet exciting feature on these. The sneakers will release at select retailers on March 21.
For the first time ever, California retailer Union teams with the iconic Converse brand to release a two-part collection of First String 1970s Chuck Taylor All Stars. Each drop is constructed with a premium felted wool exterior and lined with soft sheep’s leather to turn an otherwise summery sneaker into a fully winterized piece of footwear. While the white version features emerald stitching and a neon yellow outsole, the blue pair goes tonal with its stitch detail to match a vibrantly red outsole. Both models will also come with an alternate set of laces to match its outsole color. The Union x Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star Collection is currently available in-store at the retailer’s Los Angeles location
Stussy and Converse renew their longstanding relationship, following this spring’s Japan-only Stussy Deluxe CX-PRO OX drop with a trio of high-top Chuck Taylor All Stars for Autumn Winter 2013. Available in black, purple and red colourways, the collaborative release sees the iconic kicks with premium croc-embossed tumbled leather upper, woven Stussy No. 4 tongue labels and an icy outsole highlighting Stussy’s interlocking “SS” branding. Completing the package are cushy custom insoles for superior comfort. This season’s Stussy x Converse collaboration is due to be available exclusively at Stussy chapters and the brand’s online store for $85 USD each beginning this Saturday, November 16.
American footwear mainstay Converse teams up with Brazilian fashion brand Isolda on a sneaker range celebrating Brazil’s vibrant culture. The collaboration applies a bold palette of watercolors and exotic hues to three iconic sneaker silhouettes from the Converse archive – the Converse Chuck Taylor, the Converse CONS Auckland Racer and the Converse CONS Skidgrip. A total of nine different prints will be available exclusively in Brazil at select retailers including Dona Coisa in Rio De Janeiro and Cartell 001 in Sao Paulo.
Following on from his Nike Decade sneaker artworks, illustrator Stephen Cheetham has turned his attention to another important part of any sneaker collection – the sneaker box…
After some initial research and image searching, Cheetham decided upon a collection of boxes from four of the largest sneaker brands – Nike, adidas, Vans and Converse. Each print shows a collection of boxes from the early days of the brand, through to the more modern boxes that are used today – all stacked as they would be in many a sneaker collectors bedroom.
‘For me it’s very interesting to see how a brand has evolved over the years,’ explains Cheetham, ‘and the box is a key indicator of this evolution. The logos, the colours and the box construction all communicate different aspects of the brand. I wanted to show the box as a product in it’s own right, away from the sneakers that it houses.’
A Bathing Ape presents a summertime footwear staple with its ABC CANVAS APE STA HI. A classic vulcanized sneaker, (their expensive Chuck Taylor Hi) this hi-top features an all-over BAPE camouflage print in shades of green and tan. The simple white toe cap and sole with black foxing complement the upper nicely, as do the light tan-colored laces. Crafted from full canvas, these APE STA HIs should make a great addition to the shoe rotation this summer.
Converse‘s monthly Japanese releases introduce this new pattern-driven Chuck Taylor All Star. Undoubtedly one of the major elements of designs as of late, the use of patterns and its Japanese-English derived “Basketplayers” designation features a number of rudimentary basketball player illustrations in two colors. Available this month at Converse retailers across Japan this month.
Converse and Missoni present a new collaborative sneaker, for the first time featuring the iconic Converse Jack Purcell silhouette. The sneaker was featured on the runway of the Missoni Men’s Autumn Winter 2013 showcase in Milan on Sunday, January 13th. The style is inspired by Missoni’s forthcoming seasonal collections and marks the fourth runway collaboration for the two brands.
Constructed with an iconic Missoni’s zig zag knit, the sneaker features a white jacquard upper with flecks of grey and silver lame. Additionally, the sneaker has a unique tonal, suede midsole with classic Jack Purcell detailing.