The recently released Converse 1970′s Chuck Taylor is probably one of my top two favorite drops thus far in 2013. As a self confessed converse addict it’s really nice to see the designers pay homage to some of the original design details, which unfortunately have been banished over time for one reason or another.
These ’1970s All Stars’ Borrow subtle details from sneakers in the era when Converse was celebrated by iconic rock ‘n’ rollers, basketball legends who have won championships and skateboarders that have ripped pools. The 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star silhouettes feature slight differences that, at first, may only be recognisable to collectors and astute fans; however, upon careful inspection the sneaker features slightly higher rubber foxing along the sole, added cushioning, and a slightly more substantial toe box. Additional vintage details include stitching on the sidewall, a vintage license plate on the heel, and a super heavy-grade canvas upper.
Available now from the good folks over at Footpatrol.
My main girl Shaniqwa Jarvis just did what she does best for Converse and UNDFTD. Listen to what she has to say below…
Check out this super clean collaborative effort between Purple Magazine X André Saraiva X Converse, for the Converse First line. Not sure whether they’ll get a uk release but they’re currently available from HERE
Easily one of the best pair of Converse I’ve ever picked up (note I have a LOT of converse). I’m absolutely in love with these and all it’s little details. I don’t even know where to start.. the tortoise shell eyelets, the buttery cream jersey material, the original old school converse toe box, the extra set of laces, the heel pull tab, the fair price! Goddammit they’re almost as good as a hood chicken and chip shop! Whoever is running the show on the product design side of things over at Converse is #winning and has been for a minute now.
Big shout out to family over at Foot Patrol who have very few sizes left HERE
If you’re a fresh new art/ design graduate out there this competition is for you.
Once again Dazed have put together their emerging art award, in partnership with Converse and the Whitechapel Gallery. All details are on the flier.
Im extremely late with the post on this bad boy, submissions (deadline is tomorrow Friday).
The top prize is £6,000, with £1,000 for the shortlist artists, and there will be a group show at the Whitechapel this Autumn.
Judges include Jeremy Deller and the curator of the Whitechapel Gallery.
Loving bntl like a fat kid loves cake.