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BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Coming This Fall

Japan-based BEAMS along with garment purveyors Engineered Garments have joined with Converse for a budding Chuck Taylor All Star with a unique material makeover settled within trendy neutral shading.

Highlighted by an asymmetrical, mismatched blend of contemporary off-white and cream hues, suede and canvas fabrication take turns coating the upper while the shoe’s insole comes equipped with Nike’s new React foam cushioning technology. A traditional All Star outsole closes the look.

Releasing as both a Hi and Low, look for the BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star this September at select Japanese retailers.

BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
BEAMS x Engineered Garments x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

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Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Drops This Weekend

Missoni and Converse join once again for another installment in a long tenured partnership. This time around the two canvas the budding Chuck Taylor All Star II in knitted uppers ripe for summer functionality.

Consisting of both Hi and Low variations, Missoni’s colorful knit fabrication in vibrant hues including purple, black, red, and grey colorways highlighting essential summer shades over rubberized midsoles. Look for the Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II tomorrow, June 9, at select retailers like Feature.

Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

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Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede” Pack // Coming Soon

An icon in basketball shoe history, the Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede” sees throwback styling backed by new school tech. Hosting an assortment of hues that read as sporty and retro, the model packs modern comfort via Nike Lunarlon cushioning.

Look for the Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede” to release in-store and online at Converse and Foot Locker on Monday, November 21st for $ 80 a pair.

Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede”

Release Date: November 21, 2016
Price: $ 80

Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede”
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Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede”
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Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede”
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Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede”
Converse Pro Leather ’76 “Vintage Suede”

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Converse Launches the Pro Leather ’76 – A Lifestyle Sneaker with Basketball Roots

Drawing from the sneaker’s past while pushing the shoe into the future, the Converse Pro Leather returns in two monochromatic colorways. The “Triple Black” and “Triple White” iterations of the newly upgraded Converse Pro Leather ‘76 merge the classic style with a Nike Lunarlon sockliner for added comfort and cushion. The result is a lifestyle sneaker that is at home on the streets of the city, while still maintaining its vintage basketball roots.

Shot in black and white to fuse an old-school vibe with contemporary urban fashion, the Pro Leather ’76 lookbook sees the sneaker photographed against the backdrop of iconic New York City basketball courts. The photos start at the storied Rucker Park, Sarah D. Roosevelt Park and Rutgers Park locations, where you might have expected to see the sneakers when they first dropped 40 years ago, before moving out into the sprawl of the city where you’d expect to see them today.

Take a look at the complete photo story from HYPEBEAST below to see the sneaker transition from its roots on the court to its future in the streets and shop the style for $ 70-$ 75 USD at Foot Locker or on the official Converse webstore.

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Converse Launches the Pro Leather ’76 – A Lifestyle Sneaker with Basketball Roots

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The Converse Chuck Taylor Canvas Experiment


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King of fresh kicks, Converse, has just catapulted itself into legendary levels of cool with their Converse Chuck Taylor Canvas Experiment. To celebrate their classic All Stars, Converse has engineered a giant 5 x 4 meter interactive wall displaying 480 red and black Chuck Taylors, which are motorized to rotate when triggered by motion sensors.

Upon inviting friends to experiment with with the installation, two musicians, Mitch the Drummer and a guitarist named Bjorn, hooked up their respective instruments to the Canvas Experiment and orchestrated their own Chuck Taylor Canvas Experiment performances. You can check out more videos of the experiment as they are added to the Converse Blog, or visit the exhibition yourself at the follow locations:

May 3rd-15th: Courir, 104., Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
May 3rd-15th: Converse Store, Münzstraße 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany
May 25 (by invitation only): The Canvas Experiment Exhibition, Paris

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Converse One Star Gets Dressed in Suede for Summer

Converse has been on a roll lately with new tech improvements on the Chuck Taylor and most recently Auckland Racer, but the heritage brand continues to make moves with updating the One Star with Lunarlon cushioning.

This summer, Converse has the often forgotten One Star dressed in three colors of head turning suede sporting a clean white sole with a color matching midstripe.  The three colors that are available now at Urban Outfitters outfitted in Tan, Pink, and Mint for $ 80.

Converse One Star Suede - Mint

Converse One Star Suede – Mint

Converse One Star Suede - Pink

Converse One Star Suede – Pink

Converse One Star Suede - Tan

Converse One Star Suede – Tan

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Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star II“Change everything without…

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star II

“Change everything without changing a thing”

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How I Got My Start: Keith Gulla, Communications Director at Converse

With graduation season upon us, commencement addresses that inspire graduates to follow their dreams are the norm.  But how do you actually get that dream job?  We have started asking some of our industry friends who have scored killer positions to tell us the story behind how they got their start.  First up – Keith Gulla, Communications Director at Converse.

Take us back to when you were growing up in Houston.  What were some of the professions that interested you.

Music was my passion while growing up in Houston, TX. It started as a young kid with with my father playing Elvis records every morning to wake us up. My mother took me to my first concert when I was in middle school and throughout high school I was also going to shows with my friends.  I was fully convinced that I was going to pursue a career in music and always dreamed about working for MTV or a cool record label.

When deciding what educational path to take, what factors led to what you actually chose to major in?

During my early years of college, I did everything I could to learn more about the music industry. I worked for record labels doing street promotions and wrote music reviews for local a newspaper.  I even worked late-night shifts DJing at a local college radio station.  None of these opportunities were paid but they helped me to understand the music industry and eventually inspired me to major in Communications.

Tell us a little bit about your first internship and how it helped you on your career path.

My first introduction to public relations was through an internship at a nationally recognized non-profit theater in Houston.  This is where the foundation of my career in communications started. The PR Director at that time was fantastic, she became my mentor and taught me everything I needed to know about public relations. 

What was your first “career” job?

As soon as I graduated from college I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in public relations and continue to support the arts in Houston.  This led to a PR Coordinator position at a non-profit contemporary art space called DiverseWorks. During my time there, I worked with some of the most ground-breaking visual and performing artists from around the world.  It was inspiring to be a part of an organization that provides a platform for young artists to show and create work that always pushed the limits. I continued my support for the arts by serving on the Executive Boards of two other non-profit arts organizations in Houston.

Which position do you feel was your first big break in the world of fashion?

It wasn’t until I decided to get my Master’s Degree in NYC that I was introduced to the world of fashion.  This was the second time an internship changed my life.  My initial intention was to learn about the art community in NYC through an internship at an organization or museum. After more consideration, I decided to explore the fashion world and applied for a PR internship at Marc Jacobs. What began as a semester internship grew into a year and half of work experience and media relations that would eventually lead me to Converse.

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Tell us about your start at Converse.

When I started working at Converse almost 10 years ago, the brand was about to celebrate their 100th anniversary. It was a celebration of the people who made Converse the cultural icon it has become and featured original designs, product collaborations and re-issues from the archives.  We also launched a massive initiative with PRODUCT (RED) that invited 100 artists from a wide-range of disciplines and levels of notoriety to use their creative power to design a sneaker to support The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It was an exciting time to join the company and it hasn’t stopped since.

What have been some of your most memorial experiences while working at the brand?

Some of the most memorable experiences I’ve had at the brand were during Converse Rubber Tracks moments.  Established in 2011, the award-winning program provides artists the opportunity to record in state-of-the-art studios around the world, a platform for artists to showcase their talent via a live concert series and access to an ever-growing digital sample library – all free with no strings attached.  Through Converse Rubber Tracks, I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of artists from around the world and hear the impact the program has had on their musical careers. It makes it easy to go to work every day knowing that you’re making a difference in the community. 

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We all know that work is not just fun and games, what advice can you give to recent grads about how to turn an opportunity into a career?

The best jobs you’ll ever have are the ones that challenge and inspire you.  Until you find that perfect job, my advice is to get as much experience as possible through volunteering and/or internship opportunities.  You never know if one of those opportunities will lead to a career or if you’ll find a mentor along the way.  Here at Converse, we have an excellent internship program that provides a full immersion into the brand’s culture. I’ve had the opportunity to mentor some amazing students through the program.

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Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection Celebrates LGBTA Community

In tribute to their ongoing  and relentless support of the LGBTA community, Converse adds a new addition to the Pride Collection centered around the Chuck Taylor.

Equality, diversity and a holistic understanding of evolution, are all defining characteristics that shape the Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection. Celebrating the community via customary rainbow coloring across the traditional hightop, three version in all complete the pack which is available today at Converse stores and online.

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

Converse Chuck Taylor 2016 Pride Collection

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Converse by John Varvatos JV Pro Leather


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From the John Varvatos for Converse Fall 2011 collection, here we have a look at the JV Pro Leather sneaker. Personally, we have to say this shoe isn’t for us, and seems like a particularly lazy incarnation of what was already a perfectly good shoe design. The aged leather comes off as kind of tired, and although it’s a piece that might work for some, it will probably be priced in a range that makes the traditional canvas versions seem like a complete steal.

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