nonnative Rejoins Converse for Zippered Pro-Leather Hi Sneakers

Reworking the duo’s instant-classic 2016 collaboration, nonnative reunites Converse for a duo of zippered Pro-Leather Hi shoes. The original iterations are tweaked slightly, swapping out longhair suede and pale midsoles for a more worn look.

Offered in navy and grey, the tall sneakers utilize premium smooth suede on the upper, contrasting Converse branding, and a yellowed rubber midsole to reinforce the age of the silhouette — the Pro-Leather Hi made its courtside debut in 1976. nonnative’s preferred zippered tongue gives the kicks a functional edge, though the zipper is removable for those who prefer classic laces.

The collaborative Converse sneakers hit Coverchord site on February 16 before rolling out to other stockists on March 16. Though 2016’s drop retailed for $ 195 USD, expect the new editions to boast a similar price tag. Take a closer look at the shoes below.

Meanwhile, Converse’s most recent JW Anderson collaboration was confirmed for a wider release.

With zipper tongue removed

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An Exclusive Closer Look at JW Anderson x Converse SS19 Run Star Hike in White

After a black take on the silhouette emerged via Berlin’s Voo Store back in October, JW Anderson and Converse have now given an up-close look at their Run Star Hike sneaker in white. The Spring/Summer 2019 collaborative shoe features an upper taken from a Chuck Taylor All Star, which sits atop a chunky white midsole and a jagged blue and gum rubber tread.

The latest collaboration between Converse and JW Anderson is poised to drop this month, with the Run Star Hike in white releasing exclusively via the JW Anderson web store on January 16. The sneaker will be priced at £120 GBP (approx. $ 155 USD).

In other footwear news, Tyler, The Creator has a new GOLF le FLEUR* “3M” colorway on the way.

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Converse Extends Partnership With Vince Staples

Vince Staples wanted to do something different.
Although he’s known for wearing Chuck Taylors, the 25-year-old artist from Long Beach, Calif., wanted to update a lesser-known silhouette from the Converse archives: the Thunderbolt, a sneaker that pulls from the brand’s history with running sneakers, which dates back to the 1900s.
“You have the Chuck and the One Star and it was just time to work with a shoe that a lot of people aren’t designing for the brand,” said Staples. “Me being the kind of person I am, I wanted to see what I could do with another silhouette.”
Staples worked with Converse designer Brook Bergland and team on the collection. The sneaker, which comes in a cream and black colorway that Staples said originated from the demo sneaker and they decided to keep it. It retails for $ 110. He also worked on an apparel capsule that includes a varsity jacket, a sweatshirt and track pants — each covered with “Run.” The line retails from $ 350 to $ 90.
“Vince has a very distinct point of view — he sits outside of the traditional definitions one might try to apply to him,” said Jimmy Manley, senior director of special projects at Converse. “He took a

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Tyler, The Creator’s Latest GOLF le FLEUR* Converse Collaboration Could be a Chuck Taylor

So far, Tyler, The Creator‘s ongoing GOLF le FLEUR* collaboration with Converse has seen a number of reworks of the One Star silhouette. But, according to a new leak, his next release with the label could see him take on the Chuck Taylor for an understated new design.

Whereas most of the previous release have featured a bright color palette, the new design comes in a muted brown colorway. The classic Chuck Taylor canvas upper is replaced by a hopsack-like material. The sneaker’s upper is then finished with black detailing, including a GOLF le FLEUR* logo on the tongue and branding in reverse on one side. Lastly, the Chuck Taylor features the collaboration’s signature flower-print sole. There’s no news on when, or if, this collaboration will be releasing, but keep checking back for more information.

For more Converse collaborations, take a look at the next J.W. Anderson release as well as a skate video showcasing Virgil Abloh’s next sneaker with the brand.

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