Converse has release the new Converse Jack Purcell LLT in two clean color schemes just in time for spring. The new Converse Jack Purcell LTT comes in warn sand and limestone colors, both of which features the classic canvas upper we are used to seeing on all converse iterations. Read more
Nigel Cabourn for Converse 2013 Capsule Lookbook
Nigel Cabourn has been fine tuning his craft since the earlier 1970′s, it wasn’t until recent years that the fine detail-in-authenticity obsessed designer found some recognition in the Western Hemisphere. His latest project, is a capsule collection with Converse, which undoubtedly will help put his name on the map on our shore. Read more
Li-Ning or Bi-ting?
Li-Ning announced the so-called bizarre partnership with Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat October 10th, 2012. Read more
With the hugely successful 2012 U.S. Open of Surfing in the books, Nike/Hurley/Converse is making waves on the retail side of things with their concept store in Irvine, CA dubbed “Salvation”. The brand’s name, born from the mind of Hurley founder Bob Hurley, caters to consumers who find solace or “salvation” at the end of a long day by engaging in action sports (snowboarding, skating, surfing, etc.) Read more
A few weeks ago Reigning Champ and Converse previewed their Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker collaboration and, just recently, the two brands celebrated its release at Haven, a boutique based in Toronto. Read more
Undefeated for Converse 2012 Summer Jack Purcell Collection
Undefeated has teamed with Converse to present a new collection with an updated twist. An old school American classic, the Jack Purcell shoe came on the scene a little over 75 years-ago and quickly became a court and campus classic. I remember the days when I walked into my lunch room an over 40% of the kids were wearing Chucks (in every color imaginable). Read more
The Converse First String Collection points a plush finger at the Jack Purcell Johnny with this new double-pack of premium releases. Dropping both the JP Johnny Hi and JP Johnny Ox, the dapper duo feature subtle pinstriped uppers with opaque rip stop overlays. Packaged with a change of laces and matching ‘smiles’ on the toe box, you can find these on sale now at Up There Store Read more
The “Three artist. One song
.” advertisement is a Converse
sponsored movement in which different artist are enlisted from various genres to collaborate on one track. For those not familiar with Converse’s
campaign, the earlier description may have you thinking of boring “mash-up” songs with over paid, B list singers and rappers. If so, I’ll be the bearer of bad news and say you are WRONG! What makes “Three artist. One song
” so intriguing is Converse’s
ability to not only select artists that were/are trendsetters, but to bring together creative minds on one song for true fans to salivate over. The songs already produced by this unique advertisement are called “I’m A Goner”
which features Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K. and “My Drive Thru” with Santigold, Pharrell, and Julian Casablancas. Well, for the projects third go round, Converse
has managed to scrap together Gorillaz, LCD’s James Murphy and Andre 3000 to create “DoYaThing”. Did I just use Gorillaz and Andre 3 stacks in the same sentence? Sick right? The song will be available on Converse’s
website starting February 23 along with Gorillaz footwear collection conjured up by Jamie Hewlett. Oh, and I forgot to mention all the songs are FREE. You are welcome.
Late last year we received news of the Converse x Gorillaz Chuck Taylor All Star Collection but now we can provide you with more substance. Consisting of four renditions of the iconic sneaker, each created by designer and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett with the collection defined by the diversity of the group and the elements that make the group so unique. the project is completed with a Converse “Three Artists. One Song” original track entitled “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000 of OutKast. You can download the track for free from www.converse.com
come February 23.
Converse salutes one of their all-time classics in fine style with this luxurious new take on the legendary Dr. J Pro Leather. Crafted from genuine Chromexel Leather from the fabled Horween tannery in Chicago, this sumptuous release is available in rich black and burgundy with subtle gold foil 'Dr. J' branding behind the Chevron Star. Part of the Converse First String premium range, look out for the blacks to drop on September 10th with the burgundy following in November.
New for September is Converse Japan’s new “Converse Hunting Club” theme applied to the Chuck Taylor All Star. The style features a familiar profile with an additional collar element inspired by hunting jackets to reinforce the aforementioned theme. Look for a release via Converse Japan
retailers starting September.
Converse Skate Ambassador Nick Trapasso was recently given his own signature, the CONS Trapasso Pro, and to celebrate the launch the Star Chevron brand put on a special SXSW event with Thrasher Magazine. Trapasso and CONS teammates were busy ripping up the ramps, the Converse skate ambassadors in attendance included Kenny Anderson, Rune Gilfberg, Tom Remillard, Angel Ramirez were on hand for the event, skating with attendees who competed prizes for the best tricks. You can find this simple silhouette in select stores now.