Converse and Carhartt WIP join forces for a collection of three Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70 Ox sneakers.
The union of the two brands reminds of a shared legacy in timeless classics that have been adopted by a broad range of subcultures, spanning musical genres and geographic locales. With this project, Converse and Carhartt WIP collectively look to the future, bringing together the next generation of innovators in music, style and culture.
In that spirit, A$AP NAST, a prominent member of New York’s ever-influential A$AP Mob, is backed-up by London-based producer Sega Bodega, DJ Emerald Rose and 616-Crew member Jim Longden, for the Converse x Carhartt WIP Chuck ’70 collection brand images.
The collaboration sees Carhartt WIP’s utilitarian fabrics — drill, canvas and rip stop — applied to the iconic Converse silhouette. Subtle detailing on each sneaker gives a nod to the no-frills workwear upon which Carhartt WIP has built its reputation. These include triple stitching on the eye row and heel counter, red bar-tack style accents on the outsole and two sets of premium cotton woven laces.
The Converse x Carhartt WIP Chuck ’70 collection launches June 1 at select Converse and Carhartt WIP retail stores, Converse.com and Carhartt-wip.com, as well as select retailers.