Comme des Garcons PLAY have firmly established themselves as pioneers of the collaboration, with this version of the Converse Jack Purcell becoming a modern classic in its own right. Often working with famous heritage brands and their timeless silhouettes in order to create new variations on these classics. It was no surprise then to see them work with Converse. This typically ‘Play’ reworking of the classic Jack Purcell sneaker has become an incredible success. Simple, fashionable and timeless.
John Varvatos and Converse release a new round of Chuck Taylor styled shoe in leather with double side zippers and leather laces creating the rock and roll versions of these classics. Perfect for those of us that enjoy the look of these timeless shoes with the ease and comfort of a pulled zipper. Now available online now at Converse.
Rejoice fellow drinkers, for on Friday, March 15, Converse will release the limited-edition Converse “St. Patrick’s Day” CTS sneaker, paying homage to the oldest Irish tavern in the famously known Irish town of Charleston, Massachusetts. Not your typical brash St. Patty’s Day offering, the combination of milk and kombu green mean the CTS is a more subtle nod to one of our rowdiest occasions. The Converse St. Patrick’s Day CTS is a Limited Edition shoe and will be sold at Concepts in Boston, Massachusetts, Slam City Skates in London, England and Flatspot in Ontario. Expect the Converse All Star St Patrick’s Day CTS to retail for around $80. Bottom’s up!
Converse teamed up with DC Comics to release this ‘U.S. Originator’ Collection, a range classic Converse silhouettes that receive the comic book treatment. The collection includes versions of the Chuck Taylor All-Star Hi, Jack Purcell and Skidgrip Slip-on decked out in Superman, Batman and Joker-inspired prints. If you think this collection has a vintage flair, it’s because it’s a direct reference to a 1989 offering in celebration of the Michael Keaton-helmed Batman release.
As part of the Converse First String Pro Leather Collaboration Series, Stussy New York has already produced two beautiful patchwork versions of the high top sneaker. Now, they’ve moved on to create the Converse Pro Leather Camo. Check out the video below to catch a fleeting glimpse of the new sneaker.
For the Holiday 2012 season, Converse has announced that they will be working with Kevin Lyons on a special edition Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker for colette. An artist, designer and typographer, Kevin Lyons is globally recognized for his unique “monster” characters and illustrations. Only 125 pairs of the Kevin Lyons for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes will be available, beginning on December 10, 2012. Retail is set at $90 USD.
Yesterday, Converse announced the launch of its First String Standards Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ‘Made in Maine’ boot for the Holiday 2012 season. A limited-edition boot that plays off the heritage of Converse and American manufacturing, the boot is being made in partnership with the Highland Shoe Company in New England.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Made in Maine Collection launches November 30th, 2012 at Converse boutiques in New York City and Boston, and select First String retailers globally. Sadly, only 80 pairs will be available and the boots will retail for $350 USD, which means they’ll probably be snapped up before all but the luckiest individuals have time to even glimpse them in person.
Undefeated and Converse collaborate once again on a collection for Fall/Winter 2012 titled, “Born Not Made”. The offering features four styles: the Star Player, on a vulcanized sole in canvas with genuine leather accents; the quilted Pro Leather Suede, with a removable fringed tongue; the Pro Leather Low, with hits of gold foil and a D-ring lacing system; and the Star Player Hi, in suede with ballistic nylon details and a zipper along the inner ankle. All style feature various UNDFTD branding such as the Five Strike logo.
The Converse Oscar Niemeyer collection features five new takes on classic Converse silhouettes, all referencing Niemeyer’s legendary artwork and world-renowned architectural style. Born in 1907, Niemeyer’s career spans over eight decades, having established himself as one of Modernism’s greatest pioneers and champions. His collection for Converse includes the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi sneaker with an all-over canvas print featuring the architect’s famous handwritten poem about curves, a Chuck Taylor All Star Oxford, Chuck Taylor All Star Chukka Boot, Skid Grip Oxford and the Jack Purcell with playful representation of Niemeyer’s signature curve. The Converse x Oscar Niemeyer collection will launch at exclusive retailers across Brazil on October 23.
Converse has teamed up with London’s own iconic ’100 Club’ for limited edition pairs of their Chuck Taylor OX and HI models. Host to one of the first international Punk festivals during the 1970′s and have been in operation since 1942, the club has been host to the kind of hard-living bands that made the Chuck Taylor model so famous among music circles. Featuring black and white canvas uppers, the sneakers are adorned with the club’s logo all over and a special logo tag has also been placed on the tongue. These models are now available at Converse Online.