The Converse EV3 Mixes Classic Appeal with Modern Styling

Updating its roster of classic kicks, Converse introduces the EV3 into its ranks. With understated details, the sneaker possesses the ability to seamlessly meld with a myriad of styling options, from elevated to casual looks.

Examining the kick’s fashion possibilities, HYPEBEAST tapped celebrity stylist Dianne Garcia and Matthew Henson elevate the offering. A lookbook highlighting the new low-tops illustrates their creative prowess.

Though a new silhouette for the Boston-based imprint, the footwear balances vintage aesthetics as it tries to encapsulate contemporary chunky trends. Embroidered embellishments, like the iconic Converse star chevron logo, are stitched over a tumbled leather upper and allude to the brand’s heritage while accenting the offering with a contrasting color.

Featuring four colorways, the lookbook — backdropped by Santa Monica Pier in the night and Coney Island in the day — spotlights each stylist’s respective craft. Playing with EV3’s minimalistic build, their style treatment complements the model through their use of garments that feature an absence of graphics and minimal ornamentation while playing with exaggerated proportions, flowing shapes. Without overshadowing or getting lost within the clothes, the shoes’ construction brings the outfits together.