Kurt Cobain x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star – Spring 2010
Since this is a guy who apparently decided that fame and corporate branding weren’t all that great, Kurt Cobain sneakers have very little margin for error. In fact, if pretty much any other company else made these, anyone old enough would pull an instructive SMH in the direction of the young heads. However, Cobain himself did rock Converse pretty much exclusively while he was in the public eye, so a second ‘collab’ with the One Star carefully toes the line.
There are two pairs of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in black/grey flannel, a look that transmutes recent fashion trends into the dominant pattern during the grunge era. Both say ‘punk rock means freedom’ on the lower side panels, a phrase that also appears on a simple black hightop pair of Chucks. There’s also one white lowtop pair, unique with its use of Kurt’s own drawings. A must for any Nirvana fan, these are set to serve the servants soon; check your local Converse retailer.