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Oct 2, 2013
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Converse Auckland Racer Ox “Terry” Available Now

We see a new, informal international collaboration with the launch of the Converse Auckland Racer OX “Terry”. Eschewing conventional materials, the retro runner returns with a Japanese terry cloth upper. Off-white all around, matching laces coincide with the inner lining and outsole, completing the monochromatic tone. You can grab these at shopnicekicks.com now for .

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Oct 1, 2013
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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi – Charcoal Leather – Shearling

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The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is one of those shoes that will never go out of style, but its traditional canvas configuration isn’t exactly the best thing for wet winter conditions.  Here’s a new makeup that should serve quite nicely in that scenario, a Charcoal leather Chuck Taylor hightop with a cozy sherling liner for extra warmth on those cold, grey days.  These have a premium feel thanks to the leather extending to the signature ankle patches, so click through to see all the details and grab a pair today from SNS.

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Sep 27, 2013
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A Closer Look at the INVINCIBLE for Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny

Today we present a closer look at the INVINCIBLE for Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny. This special version of the high-top Jack Purcell features a premium upper composed of black suede, leather and leopard-print leather on the heel. Instead of going for a wild design, INVINCIBLE has opted to go for a subtle but premium makeover that speaks for itself. The addition of a zipper running down the length of the heel is a great touch and makes getting in and out of this shoe that much easier. Accompanying our closer look is a quick Q&A with Jimmy Wu, director of INVINCIBLE.
Can you introduce yourself and what you do?
My name is Jimmy. I’m the director of INVINCIBLE, Red Wing Shoes and Carhartt WIP for the Taiwan region.
What’s the story behind this collaboration?
INVINCIBLE has been carrying the Converse First String line for the past few years. Given the opportunity, it was only natural for INVINCIBLE to collaborate with Converse to create a shoe that we feel would make an impact in our market.
How would you describe INVINCIBLE’s approach to footwear design?
I wanted to create a shoe that is easily wearable and the subtle change is always within the details. By applying a mixture of premium fabrics and adding the zipper to the back, the shoe would look like an ordinary Jack Purcell Johnny at first glance. The idea is that the wearer would feel a sense of luxury and uniqueness when putting the shoes. I wanted a lot of the differences to be something only sneaker connoisseur would spot.
Why did you guys settle on the leopard pattern concept?
I feel that much like camo patterns, leopard print is a staple pattern that we will always see… We didn’t want to overdo it, and used just a hint of leopard print on the back of Jack Purcell Johnny silhouette. I believe this shoe will stand the test of time.
What are your thoughts on the current trends in footwear design?
I think the current trends is that the consumers are smarter and more knowledgable of the wide variety of sneakers around, thanks to the Internet. I believe hype will always be a factor that determines the sell-through, but when you have a design that pays attention to the quality and details, you will always find a solid group of people that will appreciate the effort.

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Sep 25, 2013
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3sixteen x Converse Indigo-Dyed Chuck Taylor

When you have one of the most iconic and versatile silhouettes in sneaker history in your repertoire, you have limitless options. Following their painted collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela, Converse is back in the studio, this time with New York brand 3sixteen. Celebrating the company’s 10-year anniversary, these 3sixteen x Converse Indigo-Dyed Chuck Taylors wrap up their commemorative “Decade Collection”. Only 100 pairs were created by dyeing white All Stars blue, and they will all be available September 28th at 3sixteen’s shop in New York. Tell us your thoughts on this project in the feedback spot, and keep dipping into to Nice Kicks for everything sneakers.

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Sep 24, 2013
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3sixteen x Converse Indigo-Dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

Wrapping up its 10th anniversary celebration, 3sixteen offers a look at a pair of indigo-dyed Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars included in its special “Decade Collection.” Following a glimpse at a pair of Viberg Service Boots from the commemorative range, the New York-based brand worked directly with the Converse global design team in Boston to vat dye 100 pairs of white Chuck Taylor All Stars. Each pair will be available this Saturday, September 28 at the 3sixteen 10-year shop at 162 Allen Street in New York as well as the brand’s webstore.

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Sep 24, 2013
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INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny


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The result of 3 different leathers and a year-long designing process, this new INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny is also the first collaboration between CONVERSE’s First String premium sub-brand and a Taiwan-based label. Lavished with premium goat leather, cross stripes of soft Nappa leather on the shoe’s upper helped to form a mosaic appearance. For a distinct contrast, designers added bold leopard pattern leather as heel panel and insole lining, while a zipper ease the put-on, take-off process. Like all other Jack Purcell, white soles and toecaps etched with the Jack Purcell‘s “smiling line” in tonal white serve as one of the collaboration’s signature features. Imprinted with the INVINCIBLE logo on the cup sole’s exterior, the INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny comes with matching white and black leather laces. Packaged with a tote and shoebox lined with leopard pattern print, the shoe, like all other CONVERSE First String editions, will be part of a limited collection.

In a statement, Jimmy Wu, founder of INVINCIBLE, stated, “I am really proud and excited to be the first brand in Taiwan to work with CONVERSE. From the beginning, we wanted to make a pair of CONVERSE, which represented our style. The Jack Purcell collection, created in 1935 came first to mind. Its independence and the low-profiled luxury concept is synonymous with the philosophy of INVINCIBLE. The “Jack Purcell Johnny” silhouette was launched especially to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of Jack Purcell, and it’s going to fit any style.”

The INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny will go on sale starting this Saturday, September 28th, through INVINCIBLE’s original flagship store in Taipei City’s trendy East District East Store with a retail price of NT$ 3,680 (or ~5 USD). The collaboration will also be available worldwide on following Friday, October 4th, via boutiques like BODEGA, colette, Dover Street Market, Foot Patrol, Patta, SURRENDER and others.

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Release Dates:
September 28th, 2013 (Saturday) – INVINCIBLE East
October 4th, 2013 (Friday) – Worldwide


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Sep 22, 2013
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Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection | Now Available

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Although the Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection has released in limited quantities overseas earlier this month, a few more pairs have been spotted at select stateside retailers.

As a reminder, each Converse Jack Purcell from this collection takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic multi-stripe blanket with wool bodies, rubber outsoles, leather collars (Hi), and signature commemorative insoles to complete the look.

Look for the Hudson’s Bay Company x Converse Jack Purcell Collection in-stock online now through select retailers like Bodega.

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Sep 20, 2013
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Converse Jack Purcell Ox “Washed”

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Subject of some high-profile collaborations of late courtesy of Hudson’s Bay Company and Maison Martin Margiela, the Converse Jack Purcell Ox arrives today in a fresh new in-house colorway.  Now, this is far from the first blue Jack Purcell lowtop released over the years, so it’s the details that makes this one special.  These are done in a washed canvas that has an elegantly worn look perfectly mirrored by brass eyelets.  Toss it on the famed ‘Smile’ sole and these are good to go, available now at select shops like End.

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Sep 18, 2013
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CONVERSE Jack Purcell S Desertboots Mid


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Simplicity is an attribute for timeless design, and CONVERSE Jack Purcell is an epitome of footwear with longevity and versatility. Slightly tweaked but retaining its staying true to its original silhouette, this Jack Purcell S Desertboots Mid will surely set you apart from other Jack Purcell aficionados. The extension on the ankle gives these a desert boot or chukka style aesthetic, plus the suede uppers and leather lining improves its durability. White vulcanized soles and black smile on the toes complete these kicks, minus their trademark toecaps. Find these sneakers at CONVERSE dealers such as mita sneakers in Japan.

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Sep 18, 2013
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Converse Announces CONS SPACE 002 BLN

Today, Converse Inc. announces CONS SPACE 002 BLN, the latest installment of a new initiative that unleashes urban creativity by uniting the worlds of music, art, skate and style. Located in the vibrant Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area of Berlin, CONS Space 002 BLN will transform an empty warehouse into a two-week exhibition and performance space – from Thursday, October 3 to Wednesday, October 16 – where Converse will invite skate ambassadors, artists and musicians to showcase their craft.

CONS Space 002 BLN is the second edition of the Converse series, which kicked off in May 2013 when Converse Skateboarding ambassadors Kenny Anderson (US), Pontus Alv (Sweden) and Javier Mendizábal (Spain) worked together to reinvigorate a dilapidated section of industrial docklands in Barcelona. This time around, Converse will challenge local artists to overhaul three floors of a vacant textile factory and celebrate the creativity of modern Berlin alongside members of the global Converse Skateboarding team, including Jason Jessee, Kenny Anderson, Mike Anderson and Ben Reamers.

 “With its complex and rich cultural history, Berlin has evolved into one of the most inspiring creative scenes in Europe, and is the perfect setting for CONS Space 002 BLN,” said Neil Chester, Converse EMEA Skate Marketing Manager. “We look forward to connecting deeper with the Berlin community and celebrating the talent that makes this city so unique.”

A core element of the new CONS Space 002 BLN will be a creative studio and gallery space curated by Hallenkunst, a Berlin-based artists collective united by their love for skate.The Hallenkunst creative installation will evolve over the two-week period and act as an expression of Berlin youth culture. Roberto Cuellar, whose visually arresting sculptures push the boundaries of skateable art, will transform the ground floor into a unique Skate Lab, featuring a state-of-the-art indoor skate park that will be free of use to all guests.

CONS Space 002 BLN will also play host to a variety of special events, performances and creative showcases across its first floor gallery, hang out areas and outdoor cinema.These will include a Jason Jessee retrospective curated by Jürgen Blümlein on Saturday, October 12, celebrating the career of the West Coast skate legend alongside the launch of the Converse CONS CTS Santa Cruz 40th Anniversary pack.

To commemorate the CONS Space program and to celebrate the intersection between skate, music and art, a local edition of Sébastien Carayol’s “Skateboard Concerto” will be performed by concert pianist Fortunato d’Orio alongside exclusive Converse skate footage shot in the space. This special performance will take place on Wednesday, October 16 and serve as the grand finale to CONS Space 002 BLN.

For more information on additional programming, hours and entry for CONS Space 002 BLN please visit: www.converse.de

Address:
CONS Space 002 BLN
Alt-Stralau 4
10245 Berlin
Germany

Hours:
Thursday, October 3 – Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 2pm – midnight
Sunday: 2pm – 10pm

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Sep 18, 2013
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Converse Jack Purcell Duck Boot

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Converse continues to prep for Fall with the new addition of a duck boot to their Jack Purcell lineup. Taking the classic stylings of the wetland staple, Converse applies the leather look to a canvas upper which rests upon the ubiquitous vulcanized sole, and appears here in three autumn ready shades in a contrasting navy-brown, a grape leaf-black iteration that features a gum sole, and brown-white. Continue onward to get a better view of the Jack Purcell Duck Boot and know that all three colorways are now available at Converse.

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Sep 17, 2013
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Converse First String Limited Edition – “Terry Cons”


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Over the years the Converse First String imprint has become synonymous with inspired concepts, marked by stellar designs and the highest levels of craftsmanship. This latest release — using a Pro Leather FS and Aukland Racer FS via the CONS sub-brand — is no exception. Both low-profile silhouettes are executed with a Japanese terry cloth build and premium leather laces, with the Pro Leather FS featuring suede star and chevron branding, as well as Lunarlon cushioning for comfortable, long-lasting wear. Available in limited quantities and priced at HKD 749, the kicks are set to drop September 27th exclusively at JUICE stores.

Release Date: September 27, 2013 (Friday)


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