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Converse presented a new limited edition sneaker – the converse all star chuck taylor blancas. Originally release in 1942, Converse had produced these for the American army for their training camps. For Summer 2011 the sneaker returns in an edition of 200 pairs, featuring the original government contract number from 1942.Andrew Bunney shows us a first sample of the upcoming The Hideout x Converse All Stars.“This version appears very simple, the profile is close to the 1960’s All-Star style and is made from cotton chambray with triple-stitch construction and no boat-line around the foxing.There is no set release date so far, but we will keep you posted.Converse continue to explore innovations in comfort and design with their latest spring-ready Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit collection.Woven textures and eye-catching colors inspired by the kaleidoscopic light shows at music festivals ready the classic silhouette for the spirit of spring and summer. A Nike Lunarlon sockliner, a nonslip padded tongue and an ultra-soft micro-suede lining add extra comfort, while an added level of detailing reveals a fully embroidered All Star ankle patch, high foxing and monochrome matte eyelets.
Once again Converse has teamed up with UK brand and designer Nigel Cabourn. For Winter 2016 the two present a new converse chuck taylor 70 baratas in two colorways this season. The DNA of both brands is infused into the collaborative sneaker, combining an upper made of ventile and Harris Tweed along with ‘fireman’ buckles. Inspired by the Nigel Cabourn “Cameraman Jacket,” the sneakers are warm and water-repellent, making sure that they are your perfect companion for the season.With Easter just a week away, Converse could not have better timing with its latest pack. The new Converse “Easter” Pack consists of two pairs of the Chuck Taylor 70s. One high top and one low top, both feature premium leather uppers with egg shell details and striped laces. Two refreshing pastel colors for the first days of Spring.Following up to its first collaboration a few years ago, Converse and COMME des GARÇONS PLAY worked for the first time on the Chuck Taylor ’70 in early 2015. The outcome was a fantastic range of collaborative sneakers, featuring a new oversized PLAY logo on the side-panels of the sneakers. The natural canvas upper goes well with the thick Chuck Taylor 70 outer sole and the contrasting canvas heel detail is another nice touch. Those among you that were not too keen on the large COMME des GARÇONS PLAY logo placement on the sneaker, you will be extremely happy with this latest drop from Converse.
Los Angeles-based, multi-function skate-culture hub, Babylon, partners with Converse on a capsule collection that takes on the creative spirit of both brands. Babylon, created by punk band Trash Talk, serves the LA community as a retail space, skate spot and art gallery. On the nature of the partnership, Babylon’s Lee Spielman states, “Converse has supported so many different forms of creativity throughout the years. Whether it is music, art, skateboarding or sports. That is something that we also represent with Babylon,”The botas converse chuck taylor all star features Babylon script logos embroidered along the heel and swathed along the shoe’s textured toecap. The design is finished with monochrome, screen-printed “peace signs” throughout the upper.Familiar Babylon graphics are found are found throughout the collection’s apparel offerings, which include long and short sleeve tees and pullover hoodie.
With a history of dope sneaker collaborations, streetwear mainstay Stussy teaming up with Converse is a just reason to get excited. In the upcoming release, Stussy will be working on the iconic Converse Jack Purcell.Releasing in two colorways of deep navy and off-white, the converse jack purcell españa will be returning in a clean canvas upper. Strips of suede on the heel and small Stussy branding on the back, insole and tongue round out the drop. While the collaboration is simplistic in nature, Stussy still manages to add minimalistic touches of detailing to generate unique appeal.The Jack Purcell has been one of Converse’s greatest models since the inception of the silhouette – from the feet of James Bond to celebrities, the model has been touted as a reliable classic.This summer, Nike is remixing the Jack Purcell with the beauty of carnivorous plants – arriving in two separate colorways, Jetstream and Black. Each pair will feature exotic flora such as the famed Venus flytrap on top of goat leather, with the Jetstream colorway representing the jungle during the day, and the black pair representing the dark, wild side at night.