There is one word to describe the first-time collaboration between Converse and French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. Breathtaking. These shoes are more than footwear. They are literally wearable works of art. The collection includes the Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell sneakers, each completely hand-painted in Maison Martin Margiela’s iconic white paint. Initially, the paint will cover all canvas, eyelets, laces and soles, but over time they naturally crack and shed their outer coat of paint to reveal the original shoe colors beneath. Genius! The styles are available in four color ways based on heritage colors from the Converse archives: red, black, navy, and Margiela-exclusive vintage yellow.
The sneakers will be available for purchase globally in September at Margiela stores, and at select Converse First String retailers for a suggested retail is $200USD.
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