The Converse One Star has been a staple of the brand, and the sneaker industry as a whole, since the 1970s. The sneaker has seen numerous iterations over the years, one popular design has included the Suede upper (with previous launches being the Converse One Star x Sneakersnstuff and the Converse One Star Canvas Country Pride). The design team has included another Suede canvas to the collection, the newly released Collegiate Suede One Star Academy.
The Collegiate Suede pack features a nostalgic touch with its university-inspired colour blocking, in a premium suede upper. The makeover includes collegiate pops in yellow and blue contrasting colourways. The first colourway is featured in a sunny yellow contrasts with deep midnight blue for a classic look.
The second pair has a winter blue and bright white details. The lowtop sneakers include suede upper with leather overlays, polyamide lining and rubber midsole. Finer details include branded insoles, a contrasting star motif on the sidewalls as well as contrasting blue trims.
The fresh street twist on the One Star’s legacy style has been released as a limited edition pack. The Converse Collegiate Suede One Star Academy is available at Converse Sandton, Converse online, as well as Shelflife and Lemkus. The sneaker retails for R1,199.