Converse are teaming up with two iconic artists in the coming weeks to create new sneakers and apparel pieces. First up, the footwear giant is collaborating with both CLOT and the Andy Warhol Foundation for a Year of the Monkey pack, featuring a pink and yellow banana print across two sneakers, shirts, and accessories. Next is a collab with graffiti artist Futura, whose designs are hitting the new Chuck Taylor All Star II and a range of raglan shirts. There are some really nice touches on these sneakers, like debossed designs on the midsole, printed laces, and a camo outsole.
The Year of the Monkey pack will be available today in China and we're waiting to hear back on a US release date. The Futura collection drops on February 1.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:04pmLast year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:45pmWhile I'm partial to the "hard-luck" Hanshin Tigers, these sneakers - a collaboration between the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Vans - are super adorable.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:46pmLast year, Back to the Future Day came and went without a public release of the Nike Mags. About a year later and we plebs are getting a chance to finally own simulacra of the most iconic movie shoes short of Dorothy's ruby slippers.