Tag Archives: Chuck Taylor

COMME des GARCONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star’ 70

comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-1-960x640Continuing their successful collaboration, PLAY COMME des GARCONS and Converse will release the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 this month. Both high top and low top versions of the sneaker will be offered in black and off-white. The heart logo of the brand is now much bigger on the new footwear range, and cut off by the midsole. The COMME des GARCONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star’ 70 will be launched exclusively at Dover Street Market LondonDover Street Market New York and COMME des GARCONS New York on May 14. On May 15 the sneakers will launch at all other COMME des GARCONS stores.comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-3-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-4-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-5-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-6-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-7-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-9-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-11-960x640

Converse x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi “Ventile”

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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.

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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

A Bathing Ape ABC Canvas Ape Sta Hi

a-bathing-ape-abc-canvas-ape-sta-hi-01A 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 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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Gorillaz x Converse Chuck Taylors

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To be released in Febuary next year is the Gorillaz x Converse Chuck Taylors that will feature graphics from Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of Gorillaz and who is mostly responsible for the band’s virtual image.

The collaboration comes as part of Converse’s project named, ‘Three Artists. One Song’ musical experiment where Gorillaz will be one of the three musicians from different genres who’ll come together to produce a song.