Converse CONS Launches Breakpoint Collection With European Retailers
February 12, 2015
Today, Converse Inc. announces the launch of the new Converse CONS Breakpoint Collection, an exclusive pack of sneakers created in partnership with four cutting-edge European retailers – Patta in Amsterdam, Solebox in Berlin, Footpatrol in London and Starcow in Paris. The footwear collaboration sees influential stores in iconic European cities offering their individual creative twist to the Converse CONS Breakpoint sneaker, with each creating a silhouette that is inspired by their unique local culture.
“We’re really excited to celebrate the launch of the new Converse CONS Breakpoint sneaker in partnership with four cultural heavyweights, and be able to share the inspirational creative vision of their cities through the Breakpoint Zine,” said Martina Luger, Brand Director Converse EMEA.
Every Converse CONS Breakpoint sneaker in the collection is loaded with carefully balanced premium materials - including nubuck leather, hairy suede, rip-stop nylon and heavy cotton twill - with each store adding their own subtle flavors through color blocking, outsole finishes and textural juxtaposition. All of the designs feature the iconic Star Chevron mark, a mix of tonal and contrast laces, partner logos on the heel tabs and sockliners, as well as lightweight cushioning for added comfort.
The limited edition collection is also celebrated in the Converse CONS Breakpoint Zine. Available at the partner stores, the Breakpoint Zine is a visual representation of the different creative urban cultures that inspired this collaboration. Patta, Solebox, Footpatrol and Starcow each curated 20 pages of inspirational artwork, with submissions from local artists, musicians, filmmakers and photographers such as Abel Minnée (Amsterdam), Han Sole (Berlin), Bob Motown (London) and Ilk (Paris).
The Converse CONS Breakpoint Collection will be available exclusively in-store at Patta, Solebox, Footpatrol and Starcow starting Friday, February 13, for a SRP of € 85 / £ 75.
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 87 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, please visit media.converse.com