The African American flag is an artistic evolution of Marcus Garvey’s red, black and green Pan-African flag. Near Jamaica Queens, where Tremaine Emory aka Denim Tears grew up, these colors cover the Liberty Rock monument, symbolizing the civil rights, group identity, and experience of African Americans. For Emory, the flag represents a distinct moment of personal discovery and a belief that Black artists, their points of view, their experience and their creative expression should be celebrated. On this limited-edition Chuck 70, Tremaine Emory translates the African American flag to an American classic.
To execute Emory’s vision and celebrate an America that includes and champions the voices, identities and ambitions of young Black creatives, Converse and Denim Tears have enlisted For Freedoms with Hank Willis Thomas, an artist collective that models and aims to increase civic joy, discourse and direct action – to release a new campaign dubbed “The Future is Yours. Vote.”
Converse & Samuel Ross‘s A-COLD-WALL* have collaborated for a technical capsule collection of footwear and apparel. This collection was initially previewed in June 2019 during ACW’s SS20 runway during London Fashion Week, displaying reconstructions of the Chuck Taylor All-Star Lugged and ERX.
According to Converse, the collection’s ethos was based around one simple question: “how does a collaboration relay intent?” Samuel Ross’ intent was clearly to further ACW’s signature look, asymmetrical detailing, compelling material choices and a muted color palette that insures focus on the design rather than the color palate.
The Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged is a weatherized version of the classic Chuck, and Ross’s take on it toes the line between sneaker and boot with a thick rubber outsole and toe bumper plus overlays that rise up onto the woven ripstop upper. An inner bootie provides warmth and lockdown, while ACW and Converse branding is placed on each piece. Elsewhere, the ERX looks to its basketball heritage with a full patinated suede build, a large collar strap and a stripped-back lacing system. This simple-yet-effective upper rests atop an icy blue midsole to finalize the style. Rounding off the offerings are two tracksuits, one with a traditional basketball cut and one with more asymmetrical detailing that’s sure to please ACW purists.
Check out this collab when it releases at Wish ATL Thursday September 17!
Introducing the next edition in the ongoing partnership between Converse and streetwear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara, elevated through the bold lens of the Moncler Genius project. Showing artistic restraint and sophistication, this take on the Chuck 70 makes a statement through minimalist design and black and white color blocking. Simple touches like contrast stitching on black canvas and camouflage on white stand out, but the real heavy lifting is done by the marks on the heel. finished with a vintage co-branded license plate and Pro Leather wordmark. Three style legends. One shoe. It’s an iconic collaboration.
Be sure to grab this release when it drops Thursday, September 3 at Wish ATL.
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For this first installment we’ll cover the timeless classic and ever ubiquitous Chuck Taylor All-Star by Converse. Initially produced as a basketball sneaker in 1917, Chuck requested that they redesign the sneaker with more support and flexibility for players. He at the time was a player-manager for Chicago based Converse All-Star Basketball team. Converse re-released the sneaker in 1922 and added Taylors signature to the ankle patch and birthed one of the most iconic pieces of footwear of all-time.
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Converse and Neighborhood have collaborated again continuing the popular motorcyclist motif from previous collections.
This collection features various pieces of sporty apparel as well as new All Star Chuck Taylor ‘70 and Jack Purcell models. These pieces connect Shinsuke Takizawa‘s creative vision with the classic American brand.Both the Chuck Taylor All-Star 70’s and the Jack Purcell come primarily black-out, with some crafty detailing. The All-Star 70’s come equipped with an oversized velcro strap on the forefoot with “Craft With Pride” & “Shift” referencing both the Converse mantra and “bike-life.”
The Jack Purcells, sticking to the theme, sport blacked-out detailing and white lettering on the midsole that reads “NBHDCNSJP.” The combination of a suede and leather upper adds some lux flair to the shoe, while a Kanji character for “resistance” on the rear of the shoe highlights the theme of the collection. Shop collection in-store or online.
With warm weather rapidly approaching, Converse drops off their latest kicks with a woven, Spring-ready look. Utilizing their classic Chuck Taylor All-Star ’70, the sneaker giant wraps both a low and high top in a woven suede. The high top comes in black, while the low gets a clean off-white treatment. A glossy midsole helps to add some detail to the high quality sneaker. Both silhouette’s can now be picked up online and in-store at our Moreland Ave. location.
The Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber low tops are built for water repellence. The canvas-backed rubber upper construction is all about keeping those droplets at bay. Then they’ve added a gusseted tongue and no medial eyelets, too. Keep your feet warm and dry, but still in Chucks. Both the “Red” & “Black” low top rubber Chuck Taylor’s can now be picked up online and in-store at our Moreland Ave. location.
Undefeated links up with Converse once again for a new collection of everyday sneakers for your wardrobe. One of the first things that is apparent with this collection is the clean aesthetic the duo has crafted with this set of sneakers. For the first of the two, the sneaker comes wrapped in leather, with a mix of white and red leather, splitting the sneaker, with the red leather taking the heel. For the latter sneaker, it comes all black, and both are finished with a white sole. For some extra detailing, both sneakers are lined with cheetah print, say “Play Dirty” on the insole, and receive Undefeated branding on the lace tips.
Purchase the Undefeated x Converse Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi in-store only. Phone orders are accepted by calling 404.880.0402. Email orders are accepted by sending a size request to email@example.com
Following up on the initial success of the Chuck Taylor All-Star II comes these Fall-esq colorways of the revamped classic. Coming in “Thunder” and “Bordeaux” colorways, the monochromatic sneakers feature the cozy Lunarlon sole introduced with the Chuck II. Also following suit of the previous colorways, is the matted white sole of the first releases. Fans of the Chuck Taylor silhouette should be happy to see that this new and improved Chuck Taylor continues to see new colorways coming.
Today, CONVERSE Inc. introduces the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II in a new, vibrant Volt colorway that is inspired by the Nike Lunarlon technology featured in the new silhouette. The eye-catching iteration is the perfect complement to the four original colors unveiled at launch. The Converse Chuck II is ready for more, boasting the most recognizable exterior attributes of the original Chuck Taylor All Star, while dialing up consumer-led features and benefits to deliver a comfortable and versatile premium sneaker for Chuck Taylor lovers everywhere. Details include the unique white foxing, rubber toecap and statement All Star patch for the utmost premium look and feel.
Powerhouses Comme Des Garcons and Converse reunite for the next round of collaborations, but this time boasting a larger version of CDG’s signature heart logo. For this release the shoes come in Converse 1970’s Chuck Taylor model, which contains greater cushioning in the midsole. The shoe is available in both low and high tops, with the option of either black or off-white colorways, and is available now. Purchase link below.
With the winter slowly coming to a close, Converse All-Star drops its classic “Chuck Taylor” silhouete in a floral pack rendition. Featuring a ‘turtle dove’ colorway on the hi’s and ‘iceberg green’ on the low, a camo backsplash is seen throughout both pairs. Be on the lookout for a midnight release tonight 2/4/15 online and in-store tomorrow at noon.
Back in late December, Converse announced an official teaming up with the Andy Warhol estate to transfer over some of the pop artist’s most famous prints to the classic canvas stylings of the Chuck Taylor. Today we get to see a pair that features a clean off-white pair of Chucks with the infamous Campbell’s Tomato Soup can screen printed in different shades on the heel as well as a Chuck Taylor Low with the same Tomato Soup can in a black and grey all-over graphic.
Starting off the new year in the right manners, Converse drops its latest CT 70 Hi model. The high top Chuck Taylor features a soft premium leather with rawhide leather laces and clean marshmallow sole unit. If you’ve been looking for something clean and durable, yet still fashionable this is the shoe for you.
Scottish based label Hancock Vulcanised Articles has been serving heritage inspired rubber bonded outwear since its birth in 2012. This past spring, he label made the transition from outwear to footwear through a collaboration with Converse. The duo hooked up two colorway of the Jack Purcell Mid, building the sneaker using Hancock VA’s rubber infused textiles.
An All-American sneaker goes high fashion in yet another refreshing collaboration with Italian fashion house Missoni just in time for the season. The dynamic duo introduce the CT 1970 Zip Hi features a smooth suede build with a super soft and warm looped Missoni textile interior. Other specs of the 1970 popular model include: more cushioning, vintage style heel branding, slightly higher rubber foxing, and brass eyelets to top it off. Be on the look out for the Converse x Missoni CT70 Zip Hi ‘Cashew’ coming soon at Wish.
COMME des GARÇONS PLAY and Converse are back to team up yet again to imprint its iconic heart-style graphic across a line of Converse Pro Leather sneakers. This classic collaboriation between Rei Kawakubo’s brand and Converse makes yet another great collection after successfully taking on the Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell models. The current collection sees Milk, Black Mid and Ox silhouettes, featuring the high top Pro Leather. This collection is now available at Wish via the Moreland Ave shop or our online store.
Just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Converse presents a patriotic “Vintage Flag” edition of its premium Chuck Taylor All Star 70s. Pairing an all-over stars pattern on the left shoe with a red and white bars pattern on the right, the mismatched kicks are a nice alternative to the usual high-top Chucks.
When Converse first debuted its First String tier, it did so with the intention of building upon its heritage, yet augmenting timeless silhouettes with luxe materials and premium executions. Over the years, the line has not only been effective at its original product line and execution, but it’s also done a stellar job of elevating the Converse name across all categories. As the First String lineup moves into 2013, Wish continues to support with the latest arrival in the form of the Pro Leather Mid Zip “Pine Cone.” Aptly branded after the predominant colorway of the upper, the shoe is treated in an amalgam of rough suede panels and smooth suede side panels. Tonal Converse On Star branding is seen along the anterior side, while matching leather laces and antiqued brass hike lace locks round things out.
COMME des GARÇONS PLAY and Converse are back to team up yet again, this time, to imprint its iconic heart-style graphic across a line of Converse Pro Leather sneakers. This classic collaboriation between Rei Kawakubo’s brand and Converse makes yet another great collection after previously successfully taking on the Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell models. The current collection however sees Milk and Black Mid and Ox silhouettes, featuring both the high top and low top Pro Leather. Ranging from $135 – $145 USD, this collection is now available at Wish via the Moreland Ave shop or our online store.