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Here’s A Closer Look At The OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor

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The OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor sees Virgil Abloh add his usual stamp of simplistic lettering to the all American classic silhouette.

Following on from the OFF-WHITE x Nike VaporMax 2018 trainer that dropped earlier in the year, Virgil Abloh now puts his creative hands to one of the oldest sneaker silhouettes on the entire planet, the Converse Chuck Taylor. The Abloh stamp has become synonymous with simplicity, yet contemporary and creative at the same time, with the Chuck Taylor or All Star as it is also known, dropping like it has never done before. The classic basketball sneaker has been around since the early 1900’s, also seeing its fair share of subculture appreciation from the early 90s grunge movement, hip hop artists and athletes.

OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor

The iconic basketball trainer now gets treated to things like “VULCANIZED” on the translucent sole unit, “SHOELACES” you guessed it on the shoelaces and “LEFT” or “RIGHT” on the rubber toe box. The all white uppers are also translucent and finished off with Abloh’d signature orange tabs against the iconic circular Converse ‘All Star’ badge.

OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor

The OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor is available now via raffle from END. Launches. In more Virgil Abloh news you can also check out our article exploring his new creative role at Louis Vuitton.

OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor

Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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