converse all star sko dame
For decades, Converse have made us all feel proud of what we’ve got on our feet and now, for Pride Month 2021, they’re also encouraging us to embrace and find our own pride, launching a heartfelt collection to commemorate the annual converse all star sko dame celebration.
The converse chuck taylor 70 high has long been an effective medium to communicate messages via scribbling on its canvas upper. Here, the premium Chuck 70 continues that spirit with a new colourway completely covered in peace signs.Starting with simple off-white canvas, bold black peace signs are printed all over the upper in a repeated fashion, making the theme clear. This is matched tonally with black laces and midsole foxing strips. A timely reminder of what we need more of in the sneaker, and indeed wider, world.
Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, better known as rapper Yung Lean, helms a fashion label called Sadboys Gear named after his closely-associated collective of the same name. The label has just revealed an upcoming converse one star ox collaboration with grunge styling.
The execution is a departure from typical alldaybreezy.com, as they are commonly seen in suede. This version instead opts for canvas with a print resembling weathered silver paint. Matched to that is the eponymous star branding in a similarly shiny finish. An interesting detail is the white leather toecap that contrasts starkly against the busy upper. Additional subtleties like white ‘bookend’ eyelets, custom tongue branding, and a clear ice sole are nice touches.