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collaboration, the All Star ‘Dual Personalities’. It’s probably not an attempt to share their darkest secrets, but it certainly is a striking colab. The classic Converse model has been built up in pastel canvas, printed with the Pink Panther on the left and a list of their favourite things on the right.Converse introduces a new zip-up silhouette into their ever-growing All Star arsenal. We’ve seen zippered All Stars before, but not like this! The All Star High Line ditches the standard lacing of old Chuck’s signature model entirely in favour of a lateral side zip. The end result is an streamlined forefoot more reminiscent of a boot than a sneaker. The off-white canvas upper is finished off with a debossed vachetta leather ankle patch for a premium pop.
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Modern is the brand’s most ambitious evolution of their iconic silhouette, so it was fitting that it also becomes the first Converse sneaker the Nike HTM innovation brains trust blesses with their signature treatment. Reinterpreting the refined theme of the All Star Modern with a premium twist, both colourways are constructed with beautiful goat leather and a breathable knitted tongue that retains the infused toecap. No bold branding here, the team decided to keep it classy and let the quality of the materials shine. Subtle HTM branding can only be found debossed on the heel pull and sitting on the metal aglets, and even more subtly printed on the strobel board underneath the sockliner. Let’s hope we see more HTM x Converse cross pollination in the future!
For the first release in their new Modern Collection, converse all star chuck taylor
takes inspiration from the All Star of the 1920s and reinvents it for today. Thanks to its rich basketball heritage and remarkable cultural legacy, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
is unquestionably the most iconic sneaker of all time. From dirty rock’n’rollers to old high school ballers, Punky Bewsters and regular joes, just about everyone has owned a pair of All Stars at some point – but never like this!Aside from the occasional cosmetic enhancement over the years, the All Star has largely remained unchanged since its retirement from the pro-basketball scene in the 1970s. Until last year that is, when Converse unveiled the Chuck II update. Tasked with the daunting job of overhauling their beloved veteran, the Converse design team managed to incorporate contemporary comfort while still retaining the Chuck’s loveable retro essence. For an icon that was previously deemed ‘too popular to change’, the Chuck II was a stunning make-over. The addition of Nike’s patented Lunarlon cushioning and a laser-focused approach to detailing brought the All Star thoroughly into the 21st century.
Inspired by that success, converse all star chuck taylor blancas
is introducing the next evolution. Known as the All Star Modern, the famous profile was broken down to its core to create an ambitious, ultra-minimalist vision that utilises the very best materials and construction techniques available.‘It was literally about ruthless simplicity,’ Bryan Cioffi, Converse’s VP of design and innovation, reveals during our visit to Converse’s top secret development lab. ‘Simply letting the materials be beautiful. We didn’t want to over-complicate things, we just wanted to let the form speak for itself.’The All Star Modern’s one-piece upper is constructed using a new Converse-engineered breathable circular knit, while a foam lining maximises internal comfort. Key design features synonymous with the OG All Star – the traditional heel patch and metal eyelets – are replaced with Nike Hyperfuse overlays for a radical streamlined shape that’s complemented by the TPU-fused toecap. Converse definitely stepped up the comfort with the micro-suede memory-foam tongue on the Chuck II, but for the All Star Modern, they added a neoprene section to the tongue to deliver an even cozier fit.