Today, CONVERSE Inc. unveils its first ever collaboration on the revolutionary Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II with American artist Futura. Featuring original artwork by the legendary Brooklyn-based artist, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura Collection takes the technological and comfort advances of Chuck II a step further with the addition of new veneering and Converse weatherized rubber, creating a sneaker that is truly ready for more. Designed for both function and fashion, the collection combines Futura’s iconic abstract art style with a weather-ready sneaker, apparel and accessories collection that’s built for the next generation of self-expression.
A pioneer in graffiti art, Futura’s work is synonymous with ingenuity, originality and the NYC downtown art scene of the early ’80s. His work over the last 30 years has transitioned from the street, to the subway, and today into galleries all around the world. The new collection features camo printed rip-stop underlay and Futura’s distinct graphic artwork on the sneaker’s upper, lace and midsole. Available in both hi-top and ox, the Chuck II Futura has water resistant full rubber uppers and reflective laces. The Chuck II’s characteristic Nike Lunarlon sockliner received its own graphic treatment and each sneaker includes a second set of foot-beds with collectible art.
The Spring 2016 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura Collection will be available for purchase starting Monday, February 1, 2016 at out SoHo, Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations.