Converse and Seoul-based brand thisisneverthat draw inspiration from ’90s street culture for their latest collaboration, presenting timeless iterations of the One Star and Chuck 70.
“From the beginning, Converse always has been a leader of culture. The Chuck 70 and One Star are the most iconic shoes in history, so this collection pays tribute to street culture itself by choosing to work on the silhouettes,” said founder of thisisneverthat, Jongkyu.
By utilizing faded colors, materials, and unique finishing treatments, thisisneverthat gives the One Star and Chuck 70 a well-worn “New Vintage” look inspired by ’90s nostalgia. The One Star comes dressed in dark blue nubuck atop black midsoles, while the Chuck 70 opts for a lighter palette with soft cream suede and a yellowed midsole. Both use a teal outsole as their foundation. Finishing touches include a midsole serial number (mirroring thisisneverthat’s in-house collection), engraved lace aglets, metal eyelets, woven labels, and a co-branded license plate on the heel.
For this release, thisisneverthat has created a special website that includes lookbook photos, product information, and interviews with Jinbok Lee of Original Cut and 360 Sounds, Japanese designer and model Kikuno Kiki, Brooklyn-based artist Toya Horiuchi, and creative director KB Lee. Check it out at converse.thisisneverthat.com.
The footwear capsule will also be accompanied by an apparel counterpart comprised of a utility fleece, jacket, pants, t-shirt, and beanie. The Converse x thisisneverthat Chuck 70, One Star, and apparel collection will release globally on November 4th. Find it on Converse.com, the thisisneverthat website, and select retailers.