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Jun 13, 2018
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Midnight Studios Flips Two Iconic Converse Silhouettes Inside-Out

Image via: Converse

Image via: Converse

For its latest joint effort, Converse has called on Midnight Studios, the L.A. based fashion label founded in 2014 by Shane Gonzales, who was just 19 at the time. The buzzy brand has already has already cultivated a strong following due to a wily blend of contemporary style with a DIY punk aesthetic, a dynamic that informs new minimalist takes on the Chuck 70 and One Star. Both feature what’s essentially an inside-out build, featuring natural, unbleached greige canvas on the upper, affixed with a visible PAXAR label
and duty tags, traditionally seen on a shoe’s interior. On the Chuck 70, the Chuck patch is now on the inside, while the lesser known player’s tag on the right sneaker is exposed for the first time. Branded laces are the finishing touch on both pairs. 

Expect the kicks to drop this Friday, June 15th, at converse.com and select retailers.

Release Date: 6/15/18 (Friday)

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May 29, 2018
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A Closer Look at the Off-White x Converse Chuck 70

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In a short time following the Off-White x Converse Chuck 70 releasing, images of another all-white colourway surfaced online.

So I thought, for the folks that missed out on getting the first pair in hand and are waiting for the next to drop, let’s take a closer look at “The Ten” latecomer.

I’d had it in my mind to rock these with shorts and high white socks; shout out LA, so I wasted no time between purchasing and getting these on foot. The sun doesn’t come around too often this side of the pond.

The lateral and medial sides of the shoe are 80% transparent, meaning your socks set the vibe and tell most of the story when you wear them. Those panels are made from a very thin, completely breathable, plastic netting I want to say. It’s the same material used on some of the other models from “The Ten” but without any of the reinforcement of the foam. It’s actually quite an impressive component of the shoe, as I know some people were concerned about condensation forming due to all the rubber and plastic.

In true Converse style, this iteration by Virgil is quite rigid and comfort is not its strong point. But that being said, it’s frozen-like state is an aspect that I really enjoy – it keeps the outline clean and doesn’t lose its high top shape. To me, the One Star brand has always built shoes we can enjoy by wearing them into the ground, and I’m not approaching this one any different.

It’s rumoured that the delay of this release from the original “Ten” was due to manufacturing issues and questions around the durability of the plastic netting material discussed earlier. Whether any of that is true or not, I think the Converse Chuck 70 deserved its own separate release from “The Ten” we saw late last year. Although acquired by the Swoosh 15 years ago, I think the Converse works well outside its predecessor’s collection. It definitely acts as an effective catalyst for the future of Off-White x Nike releases.

To illustrate my intentions and the shoe’s capabilities, I had a slightly wild idea for a video review. Enjoy below and please leave a thought or two in the comments.

Peace.

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May 24, 2018
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Tyler’s Latest Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star Installment Drops Next Week

Tyler, The Creator has been widely championed for the resurgence of the One Star, a famed Converse silhouette from decades past. His modernizing of the simplistic style has given the low-cut style a second life. One where it’s seen more as a lifestyle sneaker than a post-basketball model now removed from a genre.

Just last month Tyler’s Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star collection returned in an assortment of “Mono” colorways. The attraction is in the contemporary notion of its moniker, while also expressed through meaningful materials that appear just as striking as the shades they inhabit. Now, for his second installment of 2018, Tyler operates with masterfully color blocking that evoke emotion through greater density in hue.

There’s the coveted “Spiderman” colorway that stands out amongst the bunch as it’s a palette often revered in sneaker culture. A purple heart/jolly green execution also impresses alongside other counterparts in candy pink/orange peel and plume/pink marshmallow, respectively.

The Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star “Two Tones” Collection will release on June 1 at premium retailers including END.

Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star “Two Tones” Collection

Release Date: June 1, 2018
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Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star "Two Tones" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star “Two Tones” Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star "Two Tones" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star “Two Tones” Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star "Two Tones" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star “Two Tones” Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star "Two Tones" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star “Two Tones” Collection

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May 19, 2018
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Converse Chuck Taylor Adorns Two-Toned Gore-Tex Construction

In large part thanks to Virgil Abloh and J.W. Anderson, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Star is one of the hottest sneakers in all of footwear. Great collaborations tend to have that effect on historically revered silhouettes. Often times, something old simply needs to be seen through a modern lens to restore its acclaim.

Where Anderson is concerned, his vision was a simple one. Through his Glitter Gutter collaboration, he outfitted the Chuck Taylor in two-toned uppers. The foundational yet effective design method helped revived the All-Star while clearly inspiring something within Converse. New iterations of the model are done in two-tone uppers with a protective Gore-Tex coating that overlays brown and green paneling. Tongue construction appears in blue juxtaposing the smartly color blocked design.

This Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex is available now in Japan at atmos. It’s unclear when this pair will debut Stateside.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Gore-Tex

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May 18, 2018
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A New Bouquet of Golf le Fleurs Are on the Way From Converse & Tyler, the Creator

Image via: Sneakers.fr

Image via: Sneakers.fr

The Golf le Fleur, the highly stylized take on the Converse One Star from Tyler, the Creator, is set to bloom in four suede colorways, each done up in vibrant summer-ready hues. A two-tone design with contrast stitch detailing is featured throughout the range, along with crisp white coloring on the laces and midsole. An embossed floral pattern on the tongue, repeated in black print on the outsole, completes the look. Scroll through the gallery below for a close-up look of each colorway, and expect the kicks to hit retailers and converse.com on May 31st.

Release Date: 5/31/18 (Thursday)

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May 15, 2018
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Converse Honors Kevin McHale’s Tenacity With Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”

Hard fouls in today’s NBA landscape are nothing compared to what they looked like in the ’80s. During that era, the NBA was a much different game — both in pace and physicality. Among the most forceful teams in the league were the Bad Boys of Detroit and the mighty Celtics. The latter, during the 1984 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, saw its physical nature largely defined by one signature blow. That blow came from Hall or Famer, Kevin McHale.

During said series in Game 3, trailing the Lakers 2-1, the Celtics needed a spark. And although it could have come in just about any form, a forceful overture was most necessary. So, during a Kurt Rambis drive and subsequent dunk attempt, McHale landed a foul that registers as one of the most vicious in league history. Rambis and his teammates were enraged, inciting a brawl between the rival teams.

The blow to Rambis wasn’t just a brute act; it was a psychological one. Several members of that Lakers team would later credit that hard foul as a critical turning point in the series. They would become fixated on retaliation and less concerned with what put them up two games to one in the series leading up to that defining moment. The Celtics, of course, would go on to win the 1984 NBA championship. McHale was deemed the catalyst to that triumph.

As one part of Nike’s expansive Art of a Champion collection, the Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets” honors McHale’s series shifting play. Look for the release on May 17 at Nike SNKRS and select retailers.

Converse Fastbreak Hi

Release Date: May 17, 2018
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Converse Fastbreak Hi "No Easy Buckets"
Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”
Converse Fastbreak Hi "No Easy Buckets"
Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”
Converse Fastbreak Hi "No Easy Buckets"
Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”
Converse Fastbreak Hi "No Easy Buckets"
Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”
Converse Fastbreak Hi "No Easy Buckets"
Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”
Converse Fastbreak Hi "No Easy Buckets"
Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”

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May 14, 2018
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Converse Debuts “Purple,” Proving That the Full-Length Skate Film Isn’t Dead

Image via: Converse

Image via: Converse

Converse Cons originally conceived its full-length skate film Purple in 2015, the same year that the brand launched a world tour for the One Star Pro. The final project is the result of 18 months of filming, with the crew traveling across the globe to collect the footage, from New York City to Mexico and London to Israel. Viewers will enjoy performances from established figures like Sage Elsesser, as well as up-and-comers like Bobby De Keyzer of Toronto. Other notable names include Louie Lopez, Sean Pablo, Jason Jessee, and more. Filmmaker Ben Chadourne uses a combination of dreamy 18-mm film and high-definition footage to tell the story of the team’s global travels, spanning a total of 240 days in a van over the course of 57,120 miles. Enjoy Purple below.

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May 1, 2018
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Converse Unveils Miley Cyrus Collection

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Image via: Converse

Converse has teamed up with Miley Cyrus for its latest collaborative release, one that’s based on the singer-songwriter’s personal style and influences. The footwear collection is made up of eight different takes on the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor, offered in both unisex and women’s sizes. Shoppers can expect unique designs featuring one of two distinct motifs, glitter and bandana print, reflecting Miley’s eclectic personal style. The collection drops tomorrow, May 2nd, at select retailers and converse.com.

Release Date: 5/2/18 (Wednesday)

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Apr 30, 2018
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How to Buy the Virgil Abloh x Converse Chuck 70

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

The final component of the “The Ten,” the blockbuster collaboration between Virgil Abloh and Nike, takes the form of a highly stylized Converse Chuck 70, and it’s finally set to launch. The design of the shoe aligns with Abloh’s “Ghosting” concept, featuring a translucent upper that exposes the inner workings of the silhouette’s original 1970s design. The Virgil Abloh x Converse 70 will first release exclusively through converse.com and off—white.com. Interested shoppers can sign up now at converse.com to be notified of the shoe’s availability.

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Apr 24, 2018
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Converse Unveils the Golf le Fleur Mono Collection


Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection

With a monochromatic upper and contrast stitching, the “Mono” introduces an unexpected approach considering the vibrancy of the initial GOLF le FLEUR drops.

The Converse GOLF Le FLEUR Mono collection comes in five premium suede hues: Black, White, Greener Pastures, Limoges and Rhubarb. It coincides with a complete apparel capsule of Converse Essentials Tees and French Terry Crew Sweatshirts available in Light Grey Heather, White, Green and Limoges. Both apparel pieces feature the GOLF Le FLEUR* logo (which is embroidered on the Converse Essentials Sweatshirts).

Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection Release Date

The Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection is set to release on April 26th in unisex sizing at Converse.com and Golfwang.com.

Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection

Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection

Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection

Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection

Converse Golf le Fleur Mono Collection



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Apr 23, 2018
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Tyler, The Creator’s Golf le Fleur Converse Collection Returns This Week

Tyler, The Creator‘s Converse partnership is restored this week with the release of his Golf le Fleur “Mono” Collection. Five budding styles are due out this Thursday, picking up where Tyler and Converse left off when the collection debuted to monumental success just a few short months ago.

In 2017, the debut would orbit vibrant hues and adjoining floral branding. This years spring assortment is much more pared down as the colors are noticeably medium toned. There are Black, White, Greener Pastures, Limoges, and Rhubarb colorways, each of which are seen through premium suede construction with white stitching.

It’s often understated just how refined the One Star appears under Tyler’s direction. At its core the shoe is minimal and of very little creative flare which, of course, has much to do with when it was originally produced. Tyler’s re-imagining affords the shoe a contemporary coat, a top layer that breathes life into the subtle design offering great nuance and modern-day specificity.

The Golf le Fleur x Converse “Mono” Collection will release on April 26 with an accompanying apparel capsule that includes Converse Essentials Tees and French Terry Crew Sweatshirts in Light Grey Heather, White, Green and Limoges. Look for the unisex offering at golfwang.com and converse.com.

Golf le Fleur x Converse "Mono" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse “Mono” Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse "Mono" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse “Mono” Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse "Mono" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse “Mono” Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse "Mono" Collection
Golf le Fleur x Converse “Mono” Collection

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Apr 23, 2018
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Tyler, the Creator and Converse Preview the GOLF le FLEUR* “Mono” Collection

Image via: Converse

Image via: Converse

Tyler, the Creator and Converse are set to launch a new “Mono” collection featuring their collaborative take on the One Star. As the name suggests, the new release showcases a monochromatic design on the GOLF le FLEUR*, done up in Black, White, Greener Pastures, Limoges and Rhubarb colorways on a full suede upper. Each pair is finished with contrast white stitching, as well as matching hits of white on the laces and lining. The kicks will drop alongside a complete apparel capsule made up of Converse Essentials Tees and French Terry Crew Sweatshirts, both available in Light Grey Heather, White, Green and Limoges. Expect the goods to launch April 26th at converse.com and golfwang.com.

Release Date: 4/26/18 (Thursday)

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