A few days back, Converse dropped its Converse X Space Jam collection. Having partnered with Warner as part of the Space Jam: A New Legacy collaboration, the pack aimed to inspire a new generation. This week, the brand has partnered with fashion designer, Rick Owens, for the Converse x DRKSHDW collection.
In keeping with the first drop from the collaboration, the collection encapsulates the punk mindset and modern minimalist aesthetic. With two classics from the Converse archives, the updates feature classic lines, which have been distorted for a modern twist.
The sneaker selected for the Converse x DRKSHDW pack is the Chuck 70, which is featured in a Hi and Lo silhouette, the TURBODRK Chuck 70.
Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 Hi
The Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 breaks the convention of the standard. It features a subversive design, which both celebrates and distorts the lines of Converse’s best-selling sneaker. The new take on the iconic silhouette stretches the possibilities with an elongated tongue. Additionally, it applies the first square-toe execution on the Chuck 70 since it launched 100 years ago.
The upper is crafted from a cotton-twill material, while the refined finishes add polish and couture-like sophistication. This gives the design an edgy look along with its exaggerated features.
The high-top sneaker continues the distorted punk couture spin. A moulded rubber dual toe design has a superimposed square grill toecap. To round off the look, it features a custom DRKSHDW license plate and wrap around TURBODRK woven label.
Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 Ox
The Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 Ox features a similar design, only in a low-cut variant. The upper is crafted from a waxed cotton twill material with the same moulded rubber toecap.
The elongated tongue is more prominent on the sneaker as a result of the low cut design. It is featured in a Egret colourway with contrasting black detailing.
The Converse X DRKSHDW is available exclusively online at Converse.co.za.
The TURBODRK Chuck 70 Hi is available for R2,499 with the TURBODRK Chuck 70 Ox for R2,399.