This season’s retake on the CONS Weapon is a slightly lighter-weight version of its predecessors, thanks to its slim midsole. Featuring a black and white upper (or a whole lineup of color choices) for $85. Comfy fit is supported by memory foam Y-bar, plush sock liner and excellent breathability. Dual embossed Converse branding on the tongue […]


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 […]


4 Aug
Pro Leather Hi & CSR in Tigerduck, Duck & Woodland camo

Urban streetwear label XLarge has hit Japan for a camouflage collaboration with Converse Japan due this Fall. In the “multicamo” pack, both the Pro Leather Hi and CSR silhouettes have gotten the camp treatment, the canvas/suede uppers using a patchwork of tiger duck, duck and Woodland camouflage patterns. As can be expected from Converse, each sneaker features the insignia chevron star […]


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 […]


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…


11 Mar
Like a New England cable-knit sweater for your feet

Today we had an adidas tracksuit that doubled as a laptop case, so why not throw in a sweater that doubles as a sneaker? This time it’s Cambridge boutique Concepts who teams up with Converse to create a very unique interpretation of their Pro Leather Hi silhouette. Using what they call an “Aran Sweater” treatment, Concepts […]


10 Mar
The latest offering from Converse's Three Artists. One Song series

What do you get when you throw 2/3 of the remaining members of The Clash into a studio with Diplo, and then let Frank Ocean come in and lace some very Frank Oceany vocals on top? Hero. The answer is, you get “Hero”. But I’m a little confused as to how this fits into Converse’s Three […]


Acclaimed illustrator and animation designer Nik Dudukovic will be having his first California-based exhibit this month at the Scion AV space. Opening tomorrow, January 11th, The Secret Clubhouse exhibit will show the Toronto artist’s work in all its cartoony, nostalgic glory. As Dudukovic explains: “Utilitarian quality goods that honor the history of clubhouses — their implied […]

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