With the advent of Converse’s basketball initiatives, the divide between them and Nike continue to gradually close as more and more tech makes its way into new scarpe converse uomo
innovations. Tapping the talents of legendary designer Tinker Hatfield, the imprint is furthering their pursuits with a collection dubbed the “Star Series.” Three different silhouettes make headway here though in a package quite akin to themes of basketball and the umbrella’s roots in running. While the Star Series UT’s chukka form has yet to be seen as its release is slated for late 2019, the accompanying BB and RN surely shine in a light of technical aesthetics. The latter is a runner through and through with a low-top stature and performance-ready outsole unit doubled up in comfort by the swoosh’s insole Cushlon. Chevron logos poke behind a layer of mesh in a construction similar to the white and black hi-tops, a model which sports a similarly minimal design with overlaid heel support and traditional lacing unit adding extra visual bulk.
Over a century in the game, Converse is back with some real force as the introduce the most advanced iteration of the converse all star uomo
we’ve ever seen. Without question the most recognizable sneaker in history, the Chuck Taylor All Star has served as the brand’s chief identifier as it claimed its stake in hoops history as well as pop-culture style for decades. Earlier in April 2019, the brand re-emerged in the basketball category with the introduction of the All Star Pro BB, a finely crafted silhouette packed with thoughtful and appropriate innovation fit for today’s game. It’s a challenging task to marry a design from 1917 (originally called the Non-Skid) with modern performance concepts, but Converse nailed thanks to a team led by the legendary Eric Avar. The long-time footwear and innovation designer at Nike played a role in bringing together a total package that includes a drop-in cupsole comprised of React foam, a uni-layer upper of Quadfit mesh, and a sticky outsole pattern inspired by the original traction layout of its predecessor.
Converse has dropped its Pride 2019 Collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pride and the LGBTQ+ community. Featuring the classic converse chuck taylor basse
and Chuck 70 models, the sneakers are inspired by the Pride rainbow flag as the lace tips, heel and side bumper sport a multicolored design to reflect the stripes of the flag. Other details include “1969–2019” stamped onto the tongue, along with glitter detailing across the tonal and ombré colorways for truly loud designs.
One of television’s most iconic families is set to enter the sneaker world again by way of a five-piece collection scarpe tennis converse
from UBIQ’s Japanese footwear brand. Famous imagery from one of the world’s longest running TV shows can be seen throughout the entirety of the capsule the likes of Duff beer and Homer’s favorite strawberry frosted donut with rainbow sprinkles. In fact, Homer and Bart will get their own sneakers as well that have all-over prints that feature two of the show’s most prominent characters in a number of fitting poses that represent their personalities. The sidewalls of each of the five pairs come with text on them pertaining to the graphic above the soles the likes of “MMM…BEER”, and “EAT MY SHORTS!”. Finally, a colorful heel caap is added to each selection for an extra touch of contrast.