From where the high-fashion Paris universe of Maison Martin Margiela meets the tried and true Americana of Converse comes the second coming of a collection that matches a classic sneaker with a (paint) splash of couture. After a very successful run last year, Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell models have once again been given the Margiela white “overpaint” treatment for Converse’s high-end First String line. Aligning with the concept that Converse sneakers always looks their best with a little wear and tear, the paint will wear away creating stressed, one-of-a-kind kicks. Unlike last season, this time around the shoes uppers are all leather — True Navy and Amber Gold on the All Star Chuck ’70 and Biking Red and Azure Blue on the Jack Purcell. Over time, the shoes will indeed reveal their true colors. Look out for them hitting Converse stores on May 23rd in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Soho.

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