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 […]


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 […]

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