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Union x Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star Collection

union-converse-1970s-chuck-taylor-all-star-collection-1For 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

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CONS 2012 AW CTS Ox Camo

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Berlin’s Firmament takes stock of a duo of CONS CTS Ox joints from Converse for the 2012 winter season. The two-pack of sneakers boast suede leather uppers with familiar duck and woodland camouflage patterns and skate-appropriate padded tongues. Available for €80.

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Jordan x Converse 2012 Commemorative Pack

It has been no secret that, since 2003, Nike’s merger acquisition of storied footwear brand Converse has aided both in the breadth of the ever-expanding Nike empire as well as the longstanding sustainability of Converse as a brand. The latest news out of Portland today comes with the announcement that Jordan brand will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of MJ’s game winning shot in New Orleans that sealed a North Carolina national championship. Paying homage to the Converse shoes that Jordan was wearing that day, the 2012 Commemorative Pack includes an autographed pair of shoes in the customary North Carolina blue and white, as well as a signed Michael Jordan number 23 jersey. Limited to only 30 packs, each autographed pack will be sold via a special eBay auction with all proceeds going to benefit the James R. Jordan Foundation.

Converse All Star & Jack Purcell ‘Hunter-Camo’

Both the Converse All Star Hi and Jack Purcell sneaker silouette is given makeover with all-over camo prints, including an anti-bacterial insole. While the All Star Hi sneaker features the abstract camo print with a mainly black vulcanized sole and black Converse label, the Jack Purcell Hunter-Camo sneaker has a white vulcanized sole with black midsole, and the white sole bleeding over on the toe cap.


CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star Hi & Ox – Motorcycle Leather Jacket

The collaboration last Spring between CONVERSE and outerwear specialist Schott New Yorkintroduced Motorcycle Leather Jacket, a Chuck Taylor off shoot derived from Schott’s famous leather motorcycle jacket. And while the model proved to be immensely popular, it was exclusive toCONVERSE First String retail outlets only. This Spring, CONVERSE will introduce the model once again. While Schott will not take part in this release, the Motorcycle Leather Jacket still features the same genuine leather upper, full zip adornment around the eyelet, and offset stitch work. Comes in high or low (oxford) variants, both are available in black leather. There is also the brown leather edition, though only comes in oxford design.

John Varvatos x Converse Spring Summer 2012

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I always like John Varvatos’s Converse because they look like Converse should look..BATTERED! So for me Distressing is a good thing, Chuck Taylor All Star, Pro Leather, Star Player and Sprint Grip sneakers have been given a worn out treatment on the soles and uppers that give the collection a cool edge for Spring Summer 2012. These are the two stand outs for me. They should be dropping in the next couple of weeks.

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