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.
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.
Converse honors one of Denmark’s finest designers of all time with these Verner Panton Chuck Taylor All-Stars. Though Scandinavia has always been considered one of the world’s breeding grounds for fine furniture design, the late Panton was one of their standouts, constantly pushing boundaries in color and futurism. These Chucks honor that tradition with their functional design and brilliant, colorful patterns. Available now from Edition.
Terence Koh, a New York-based, Chinese-Canadian artist, has collaborated with Converse and Opening Ceremony on a literally seamless reworking of the Chuck Taylor. His clean, minimalist design adds by subtracting. Says Koh: “I wanted to keep the DNA of the Chuck Taylor intact, while reducing the seams, and smoothing out the shoe’s surface as much as possible.” The antithesis of a chunky, neon throwback, Koh’s sleek sneaker is grounded in complimentary rather than domineering design principles.
Part of Converse’s 1HUND(RED) project, a portion of sales will fund the fight against AIDS in Africa. Cop quickly and rock with a clean conscience. Available at Opening Ceremony and other select retailers on November 21.
The LOVE imagery utilized by Converse for their Spring 2010 line is almost more iconic then the Chuck Taylor (Hi and Low) sneakers they’ve chosen to render for their Robert Indiana x Converse Chuck Taylor Love Pack. The image by Robert Indiana was originally a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964 and has since come to influence a distinct movement in American popular culture and art recognizable around the world. The Chuck Continue reading
As Converse keeps us on our toes and makes the All-Star into the most versatile shoe in the industry they’ve unleashed yet another feature…A Padded Collar. Converse has added padding to the ankle and collar of this Chuck Taylor to make the fit more comfortable and the look much more edgy. Kick them with your favorite jeans and enjoy the favorable looks.