20 May
Leather shoelaces, accented with back-zipper detailing

The latest take on the classic Converse All Star comes from punk-inspired menswear designer John Varvatos. The otherwise classic Chuck Taylor high-top features painted graphite-colored canvas and leather shoelaces, accented with back-zipper detailing. Exclusively available at the Varvatos store for $150. More looks at the John Varvatos Chuck Taylors after the Jump…


18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, […]


5 Sep
Chuck Taylor All Stars & Jack Purcells get doused in white

Maison Martin Margiela and Converse keep their much anticipated collaboration true to their particular styles with very simple takes on two of the latter’s most iconic silhouettes. Both the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi and Jack Purcell models get outfitted in Maison Martin Margiela’s signature crispy white. But it’s not just white canvas or leather, but […]


16 Jul
LA graffiti legend updates a 1970s classic silhouette

Legendary graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez lends his design style to Converse for an update on their iconic Chuck Taylor All Star hi models. The limited edition sneakers feature many a fine detail, including hexagonal lace eyelets, woven waxed laces, embroidered heel logo, printed insoles and most boldly the Los Angeles artist’s “Senor Suerte” skull on the […]


18 Jan
2 high-tops & 1 low-top in premium snakeskin detailing

Converse is getting into the Year of the Snake footwear trend with their own tribute to the Chinese New Year. Taking their iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, two high-tops and one low, Converse is crafting the shoes all with snakeskin-imitating leather uppers. The black shoes offset the snakeskin detailing with soft premium leather, while […]


1 Oct
Longstanding collaboration produces autumnal colorway

After recently having released their “Archive Project” exclusively sold at Parisian boutique collete, Missoni and Converse continue there collective success in a new rendition of the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi for 2012. We’ve been fans of this collaboration for awhile now, cognizant of the fact that when brands as large as Converse and respected […]


11 Sep
Eastern experiments with new laces & looks for Fall/Winter 2012

Converse Japan has released two new headturning high-top styles for Fall/Winter 2012. The first, ‘Mountain Parka Hi’ (above), eschews using different textures or materials and opts instead to be inspired by (and look very similar to) a mountain parka. You you may have one that already matches the shoes in your closet. Simple colors (red, […]


5 Mar
Eye-popping GID treatment for the iconic footwear

The latest option in Converse ‘s iD customization program is a new flip on the iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker. Now the high-tops are available with an eye-popping Glow-In-the-Dark version, which can be personally customized as needed. There are several options for the  treatment — you can have the entire sneaker glow green, or just individula […]