Hopefully we’ve done our job, and you are all now fully aware of the glorious Jack Purcell silhouette from Converse, and if so, you’ll surely appreciate this latest release, a premium leather pack for Summer 2013. Seen here in its classic low-top form, the Chuck Taylor’s younger brother sees two new colorways, both delivered via a high quality leather upper, set atop an all white sole. Offered in black and white, these are a great way to step up your game, and can be paired with almost any summer outfit. These can be had via online retailers now. More photos after the jump.
This classy take on the veteran Plimsole silhouette was previewed earlier this year, but today Nigel Cabourn and Converse are back with a closer look at these First String Plimsole’s. A seemingly neglected icon, the Vans meets Converse looking Plimsole sees three new colorways, grey, white and brown, all featuring a monochromatic, tonally matched sole and accents that give these canvas kicks a bold look. The unique toe-cap and sole designs are going to make these stand out at your next summer kickback, and just in time, these Plimsole’s will be hitting select stores this week. More photos after the jump.
Converse has been doing a lot lately, and this latest announcement is an addition to the CONS line. Converse’s skating line, CONS will soon see the addition of a Lifestyle line, but for now, these skate-ready beauties will have to do. This iteration sees the classic CTS get a tonal suede face-lift, and though we’ve only been shown this colorway so far, it is a good indicator that we’re going to see some great looking pairs once these drop. In addition to the new colors, the CONS CTS will also see the addition of a Nike Lunarlon insole, something anyone who has ever strapped on a pair of Converse’s will appreciate. These will be hitting stores in July, stay tuned via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the exact release info. More photos after the jump.
One of our childhood cartoon shows is in for a collaboration with Converse. Today, Converse announced a new collaboration with the longest running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons. Marking the show’s first ever footwear collaboration, The Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star collection will feature custom graphics specially chosen for the collection in styles available for the entire family. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, The Simpsons has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. The show’s characters Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will be featured on the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in graphics reflective of the show’s wit and humor.
On Friday, June 14th, Converse and Ace Hotel will unveil a third style in its partnership with the limited-edition Converse x Ace Hotel Pro Leather. Constructed with a clean and white minimalistic design aesthetic, the high-top Converse x Ace Hotel Pro Leather illustrates a style that embodies modern street wear with premium materials and an Ace Hotel “A” all-over pattern.
The Jack Purcell from Converse is arguably one of the most slept on classic sneakers, and this season’s collaboration with design rockstar John Varvatos will hopefully awaken the public from their Purcell slumber. Featuring numerous silhouettes and fabrics, there is truly something for anyone in this collection. From toned down versions of classics to spiced up versions featuring bold color-blocking and wild patterns, Converse and Varvatos outdid themselves with these beauties. The collection will be available July 1st, but you can get a feel for them after the jump. More photos after the jump.
Converse never ceases to surprise us, something we cannot say about most brands. This “Patchwork” release is the latest surprise, and brings on a whole new look to a sneaker we’ve seen in only a few million iterations. Comprised of color-blocked patchwork canvas, these Chuck Taylor’s feature a more intricate stitching pattern than a typical pair, and the three bold colorways keep your options open. From a flashy red/white/blue to a more monochromatic grey, all three of these are sure to turn some heads. No official release date, but expect to see these in the ensuing Fall/Winter months. More photos after the jump.