Legendary graffiti artist Futura has designed sneakers with Nike in the past, but during SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX he hooked up with fans to help them create their own Converse Chuck Taylors. Making a special appearance at the Fader Fort Presented by Converse, the artist took part in an on-site demonstration of the Converse Chuck Hack, a creative project where anyone can take the iconic silhouette and make it their own. While helping participants personalize their pairs, the OG graffiti pioneer took the time to give us the inside scoop on his sneaker history and artistic evolution, while also customizing a unique Chuck Taylor just for us. Check out our exclusive, in-depth interview with Futura, and also see him in action producing our 1-of-1 Nice Kicks speech bubble Chucks in the video spot above.
Everything is in its right place on the new Converse Chuck Taylor 70s Hi “Camo”. Covering the OG of sneakers with an original camouflage print, these Chuck Taylors aren’t hiding from anyone. Wrapped all over with candied ginger camo, off-white soles and toe caps maintain the rugged vibe. Tell us if you’d lace this 70s Hi in the feedback box, and gear up with a pair today for $90 from shopnicekicks.
While other brands are knitting the uppers of their models for athletic performance purposes, Converse is threading their most iconic silhouette for more laid back reasons. The new Converse Japan Chuck Taylor “Summer Knit” takes the original sneaker and intertwines its entire upper for a more breathable and hot weather-comfortable build. Fresh for Spring and Summer of 2014, these lightweight Converse Chuck Taylors are rolled out in both high-top and haircut versions in red, grey, or purple. Tell us if you like this upgrade on the Chucks in the comment section below, and get any of the first six options today at atmos.
Best known for his work remixing vintage gear, the doctor does is again to create the Dr. Romanelli x Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor “Boro”. In Japanese, “Boro boro” describes something in overused condition. Our first look at this special Chuck T showcases the worn out fabric that depicts its name used to construct this First String Converse. The used materials compose the upper that won’t allow any two pairs to be exactly the same, all which sit on top of a classic white striped midsole.