Today brings a special shout out to Bart Simpson as XLarge immortalizes the character on their collaborative sneaker with Converse, the Pro Leather Canvas Hi “The Simpsons.” White canvas is utilized for the upper, featuring black stitching throughout and bright red showing up on the heel and tongue branding. The standout feature, of course, is the always jovial Bart Simpson printed on the quarter panel. January 2014 is the target month for this pair to drop, so stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more details and concrete information as it becomes available.
Converse Pro Leather
One of Converse’s biggest success stories is their iconic Pro Leather model. One of Bird and Magic’s favorites in the 80s, the Pro Leather is now given a second vintage element with suede composition. Two upcoming style codes from Converse Skateboarding flip colors of navy and cold to make up their appearance. The Pro Leather Hi is gold studded out with a navy Converse logo, and the low-top of the duo is navy with gold branding. Both the short and the tall members of the group sit on top of a white midsole, and include a vintage Converse tag on the tongue.
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Wear your heart on your sleeve and your shoes with the COMME des GARCONS x Converse Pro Leather Hi & Low. Both installments rely on white leather uppers and blank branding, stamped by the signature “PLAY” logo in all-over fashion. White laces and midsoles keep the attention on the print, capping off this collaborative collection. Both the hi and low top pairs of the COMME des GARCONS x Converse Pro Leather are available now at Feature LV.
Back in the ’80s, Converse was a major player in the basketball sneaker market. When the Celtics and Lakers met in the 1984, 1985 and 1987 NBA Finals, it seemed each year as if every player on the floor was wearing Converse. The two biggest stars in the rivalry were Larry Bird and Magic Johnson – #33 country boy against #32 city slicker, Larry’s iconic black Converse against Magic’s white and purple PEs. The two Hall of Famers had epic battles on the hardwood, and to commemorate their rivalry, Orravan Design has created the Bird and Johnson-inspired Converse Pro Leather “Larry vs. Magic” Custom. These fully hand painted pieces of art with each legend’s full face on the side were created with an artistic vision to convey Bird and Magic’s legacies. As it always has been, Bird’s side uses a black base with Celtics accents and Magic’s is set in white with Lakers contrast.
The Ace Hotel x Converse Pro Leather highlights the basketball classic in hospitable fashion. Perforated ‘A’s appear on a rich leather upper, contrasted by smooth suede paneling on the branding, tongue, and toe box. An off-white midsole lends to the neutral look on this Ace Hotel x Converse collab. Download imagery of this new release for your desktop or mobile device with links below in this installment of Weekly Wallpaper.
Ace Hotel and Converse worked together to created the limited edition Ace Hotel x Converse Pro Leather. White premium leather on the upper is stamped with an all-over Ace Hotel “A” pattern. The minimalist build is accented by grey soft suede on the toecap, as well as the heel spine and heel tab. Grey soft suede also cloaks the lace eyelets, tongue, and Converse Star Chevron logo. A leather perforated insole enhances breathability, and also features the iconic Converse logo. The collaborative Pro Leather effort is finished with a textured off-white midsole, and comes with a custom-packaged dust bag and custom box lid. Pick up the Ace Hotel x Converse Pro Leather on Friday, June 14 from Ace Hotel locations in New York, Portland, Palm Springs, and Seattle. The sneaker will also be available at Shop Ace Hotel.