25 Nov
Warming up a classic collab for Fall/Winter 2014

Italian high-fashion house and masters of vibrant knits Missoni have teamed up yet again with Converse to ultra-lux a series of their Chuck Taylor All Stars. There’s just something fundamentally classic to a pair of Chucks that they will always garner new designer reduxes. Hence the arrival of the Missoni’s new Zip Hi “Cashew” this Fall/Winter. With the upper in Cashew-colored suede and a warming […]


6 Oct
Fall/Winter 2014 rainbow rendition of the classic footwear

This time around for the newest pair of Chucks means swapping out the traditional canvas upper for something as textured as it is colorful. The one-piece upper of Converse’s All Star “Color Weave” sneaker collection is ceated by an innovative woven mesh of multicolored strips contrasted with an all-white rubber midsole and leather logo. Created with the […]


5 Aug
The classic canvas high-top sneakers get abstract

Taro Okamoto, an abstract Japanese artist who rose to recognition during the WWII era, has had his motif images printed on the classic Converse All Star silhouette. Traditional rubber sole and toe cap are upgraded to the world of avant grade art as his signature work makes it to both the inner and outer of […]


31 Jul
Canvas footwear expressed in green, purple & red

Don’t know which classic color to get your Converse in? Get them all, but only in one pair with the Converse All Star Chuck Taylor “1970 3-panel” high-top sneaker. Branded with all the Chuck Taylor traditions like the star emblem at the ankle, the license plate at the white rubber heel and the two metal eyelets along […]


21 May
Margiela paint-dips their favorite footwear again

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 […]


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, […]


4 Nov
Premium material high-tops for Fall/Winter 2013

Converse Japan takes the timeless Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette and crafts them in three high end materials, packaging them as their “Workcloth” collection. The three high-tops feature the Chuck’s tractional All Star patch on the side, white outsole and white eyelets, but switches things up with three premium materials:  “duck” beige (below), “herringbone” grey […]