It has been 8 months since Converse reinvented its iconic Chuck Taylors, a much-needed update since introduced almost a century ago. And now, Converse has released its first ever collaboration for the Chuck Taylor All Star II.
Tapping on Brooklyn-based graffiti artist Futura, the collaboration makes full use of his artistic expressions. Futura puts his street art spin on both the Chuck II high top and regular on the sneakers’ upper, midsole and laces. The rubber soles get the camouflage treatment and the laces are reflective too, making this collaboration suited for the urban landscape.
“I wanted to create a Chuck II that embodied my approach to art and life,” said Futura explained. “From the camo to the weatherized rubber, this collection is made for function and style, for getting out on the streets and unleashing your creativity. I’m honored to have the first opportunity to riff on the Chuck II silhouette.”
And riff he did. Not forgetting the interior of the Chuck II, Futura also added design details to the Nike Lunarlon sockliner and has chosen to include a second set of foot-beds with every pair.
Aside from the Chuck II, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura Collection extends to apparel as well. Raglan tees featuring a matching graphic camouflage print are also available.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura Collection is available at selected Limited Edition stores. Footwear retails from $149.90 – 159.90 and apparel at $69.90.