For youth athletes playing high stakes sports for the first time in high school, few things symbolize status quite like a varsity jacket. A shield that shines a light on success in your sport of choice, Los Angeles-based streetwear label Undefeated employs this ode to American sporting prestige to inform its Converse Chuck 70 Ox collaboration.
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Inspired by an All-American symbol of athletic prestige, the varsity jacket, we’ve partnered with Converse to rework the Chuck ‘70 Ox with vintage varsity graphics executed in chenille embroidery. Available Tuesday 12/4 exclusively at Undefeated Chapter Stores and Undefeated.com
Taking an aggressive approach to designing a low-cut sneaker which offers limited space to create, Undefeated pulls a tiger graphic from its in-house Mascot Pullover Hoodie and plants it on top the Chuck 70 Ox. Finalized in a black base with supporting red and yellow secondary shades, a vintage aesthetic glosses over the plush shoe which also highlights a varsity jacket material staple — chenille embroidery.
Undefeated keeps the branding on the new collaboration as simple as possible. A white script covers the tongue very casually, matching the traditional laces and rubberized sole unit. The shoes are stored in a black dust bag that highlights duel branding.
Look for the Undefeated x Converse Chuck 70 Ox “Varsity Jacket” now at Undefeated chapters and online. A global release will follow on December 15.