This year marks 80 years since the Caped Crusader debuted, making his first appearance within the pages of Detective Comics #27 in 1939. To celebrate this milestone, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC and Converse have all joined forces for an exclusive collaboration to create a capsule collection – Converse X Batman – that captures the nostalgia of the hero.
The Batman saga has been gracing the pages of comic books, TV series, big-screen films and much more over the years. The character is a truly significant comic book superhero and pop-culture icon throughout its short history.
For the Converse X Batman collection, he has been depicted in a visual roundup on a set of sneakers featuring his most iconic moments in strong pop-art-styled graphics. With a rich history of its own, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette provides the perfect companion for the Caped Crusader’s celebratory collection. The design team drew inspiration from imagery from the 50s, 60s and 70s, documenting the nostalgia of the character in each silhouette, featuring the noteworthy iconography of the DC hero through the ages.
With additional detailing across the collection including characteristically identifiable custom Bat-Signal license plate and commemorative Batman 80th anniversary sock liner on each pair, the collection is the perfect match for the celebrations. While the collection pays homage to the Batman, each silhouette stays true to the iconic and distinctive design of Converse.
The Converse X Batman collection forms part of strategically growing set of collaborators with the brand, previously featuring another cult classic, Converse X Hello Kitty a few months back.
The Converse X Batman collection features sizes of all sizes, with pricing From R549.95 for Infants, R599.95 for Kids and R899.95 for Adults. The collection is available at Converse Sandton City and Converse Menlyn, as well as X Kids and Superbalist and www.rookieusa.co.za.