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.
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Two iconic pioneers join forces to create the graphic The Simpsons x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor High. Fox’s famous animated series is the longest running American sitcom, while the Converse Chuck Taylor is widely considered the first notable sneaker. For this special joint project, Converse Japan takes its classic silhouette and decks it out in an all-over print that features what seems like almost every significant Simpsons character to date. The only interruption to the cast collage is the timeless All Star logo on the ankle, with everything riding on a pure white sole with black detailing. Watch for these Simpsons Chucks in Spring 2014, but stay tuned into Nice Kicks for any future updates.
The original basketball sneaker silhouette is the latest model to receive the Chinese Zodiac treatment with the Converse Chuck Taylor “Year of the Horse”. Fully embodying its inspiration, this Chuck Taylor uses a black horse hair-like upper with a red satin liner. Differentiating the design are gold metal zippers on the lateral sides of the shoes, with a dangling beaded charm. The model’s staple logo is embossed in gold on the medial panels, finished off with a white midsole for classic contrast. Tell us what you think of these premium Chucks in the feedback box below, and look for these celebratory sneakers today at select Cons spots.
Black Sabbath is laying new tracks thanks to a collaborative Converse collection. The monsters of metal get granted five fresh takes on the Chuck Taylor silo, set off by art from the Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Never Say Die! and VOL. 4 albums. The band’s second collaboration with Converse comes off their reunion and Ozzy Osbourne’s return, celebrated on classic Chuck and skate Chuck silos. Check out each installment in the gallery above. Select styles from the Black Sabbath x Converse Collection are available now at Converse and at Journeys.
Putting a spin on the everlasting Converse Chuck Taylor, their First String division takes to the silhouette with a few refinements for the “Christmas” Pack. Grabbing both the high-top and low-cut variations, yuletide is the theme as green and red grace the uppers of the duo. Both go for stark white laces, while opting for off-white on the modified midsole featuring elevated foxing. Look for both colorways of this Chuck Taylor to hit First String retailers in the coming weeks.
The Union x Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Pack cooks up summer in the winter, mixing breezy prep appeal with winter ready materials. Premium felted wool uppers combine with premium sheep leather for a soft fit that keeps feet cozy, warm and dry. A clean white colorway carries emerald contrast stitching, while navy stitch work blends into a pure blue base. Look for these to launch at Union on November 29th for $100.
The term ‘wearable art’ is taken to new heights on the Converse Chuck Taylor by Nate Lowman. The standard canvas upper is replaced with that of an actual oil painted painted canvas, also featuring high-gloss alkyd paint and latex paint. Each pair reconstructs the Chuck Taylor with hand cut artwork by Lowman and takes ten hours to make. Peep the video above to see the creative process. The Converse Chuck Taylor by Nate Lowman is available now at Just One Eye.