Chicago creative, poet, and member of the Fat Tiger Workshop family Eddie Oppong has created his own unique rendition of the iconic Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor 70.

Dressed in a striking, bold zebra print, these shoes come equipped with custom reworked Converse logo pins that read “Eddie 4 Converse.” Along with the zebra print, there is also an orange tongue and orange stripe on the heel, hence the shoe’s name, “Zebra Spills Orange Soda.” The shoe is part of a larger collection that includes a tote bag with the same slogan, “Eddie 4 Converse” along with a heart rocking the signature Chuck Taylors.

The design of the shoe tells the story of Eddie’s journey, being a dialysis patient for the past 7+ years as he awaits a kidney transplant. A zebra’s stripes indicates strength, so this is Eddie sharing his strengths with everyone, and spilling orange soda in celebration.

The full collection releases Friday, July 24th at 10AM CT on

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Some may know. some may not know. I’ve currently been a dialysis patient for 7+ years awaiting a kidney transplant. This journey has taught me so many things, but the most important thing is patience. Patience in the story, patience in the struggle, and patience in God’s working hands. I wanted to create a project that was not only to enlighten my story, but utilizing my passion and love for a brand, a shoe. I chose @Converse, and landed on designing my favorite shoe of all time, the 1970. Which of course, I’m sure many of you know by now is the love of my life lol. But, I wanted to tell my story in a way I felt comfortable being transparent and open, and this project did just that. Zebra Spills Orange Soda, creating the narrative that a Zebra’s stripes indicates strength. This is me sharing my strengths with you all, and spilling orange soda in celebration. Thank you for being apart of this, sincerely. FULL PROJECT COLLECTION DROPS FRIDAY 07.24.20 @ 10AM. • • • #converse70s #myconverse #converseallstar #chucktaylor #chucktaylor70s #complexcon #complexkicks #hypebeast #hypebeastkicks#ootd #converse1970s #instachucks #ConverseStyle #inmyconverse #conversefamily #Eddie4Converse #createathome #kidneytransplant #kidneydisease #kidneyhealth #kidneywarrior #kidneydonation #nationalkidneyfoundation #dialysis #dialysislife #kidneyfailure #organtransplant #kidneyhealth

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