Converse Jack Purcell presents its Spring 2011 collection, combining collegiate style with unique heritage. Inspired by some of the most prestigious universities nationwide, the spring collection references collegiate sport, refinement and tradition. That includes the Garment Dyed Fleet in dark green and grey, and the Textile Boat Shoe slip in twill.
Converse was kind enough to invite the Shoe Buff to the press event for its spring / summer 2011 event in Toronto. A gorgeous event at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West, Converse showcased all their current collaborations, including the DC comics line, the John Varvatos collaborations, the new mainline Chucks, and the wide new selection of Jack Purcells.
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Continuing the successful collaboration between John Varvatos and Converse, come two revamped pairs of Chuck Taylor All Stars. The classic Painted Flag Chuck Tayloris reinvented in monotone colours with studs. Meanwhile, the studded Chuck is embellished with pyramid studs around the ankle for a little flash.
Look for both pairs where Converse by John Varvatos shoes are sold.
John Varvatos continues his successful collaboration with iconic American sneaker brand Converse, and offers this Specialty All Star pair of Chuck Taylors for Fall 2010. Over painted and distressed, these premium Chuck Taylors are perfectly in tuned with the masculine rough and tumble vibe of the upcoming season. The shoes capture a distinct motorcycle vibe immediately bringing to mind images of Peter Fonda in ‘Easy Rider’. Take a walk on the wild side with these limited edition All Star Specialty Chuck Taylors from Converse by John Varvatos this Fall from select stockists.
Converse teams with historic American lifestyle brand Woolrich to produce this sturdy collection for Fall 2010. Onto their third collaboration, the collection features iconic Woolrich hunter plaids and woolen fabrics to update and enhance traditional Converse models including the classic Chuck Taylor. Perfect for the rugged nature of the Fall / Winter 2010 season, this collection is a celebration in the tradition of classic Americana.
Count on Converse Japan to crank the volume, and with a look at these new releases for this summer, there are plenty of quirky, fun, new versions of classic Converse models. From leopard print, to a new One Star colorway, get ready to compile your wishlist.
One of the most recognizable high-tops has officially adorned one of the most recognizable pieces of art, through the Converse, Robert Indiana collaboration. Possibly two of the most widely ripped off icons in America are the Chuck Taylor high tops, and the LOVE design by Indiana, so to see the two of them put together somehow feels right. The design is simply a white chuck with Indiana’s piece stamped, in black on the inside, or in the classic red and royal blue on the outside of the uppers of the shoe. Clean and to the point. To pick up your own pair head on over to Sneakers N Stuff
SSUR has teamed up with Converse to bring a casual but edgy high-top chuck. As an entirely black colorway this shoe focuses on some cracked leather inserts and gold styling to give it that extra something. Of course, no shoe would be complete without some gold shark tooth lace locks. Check em out later this summer at the SSUR store.
Converse will be releasing the classic Jack Purcell sneaker in a variety of styles as part of their Fall 2010 Collection. Two high tops will be featured in a black/white and cream colorway, as well as two low-tops including red/white and cream. All the shoes maintain the use of premium quality materials and welcome design changes, without taking away from the classic silhouettes Converse is known for. Expect them to be released this Fall.
In what is rumored to be his last work under his Number (N)ine label, Takahiro Miyashita has re-imagined the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor. The shoes feature the asymmetrical lacing of 70’s and 80’s incarnations, with deer skin shag suede uppers, giving the shoe an increased texture and profile. Look for these to hit global retailers this week, because they’ll be sure to sell out fast.