November 16, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 6
The latest instance of sneaker scene simulacra sees a band who at some level does not exist collaborate on a new release of the model that’s perhaps the single most identifiable in the entire history of athletic footwear. The Gorillaz x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star hightop was designed by the group’s co-founder, artist/designer Jamie Hewlett, who applied a novel camouflage print that might remind you of another primate-branded clothing label that rose to prominence right around the time of Hewlett’s band’s 2001 debut LP. So is the Gorillaz’ camo print better than Bape’s? Check them out in greater detail after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for updates on these and the other ‘Three Artists. One Song’ collaborations scheduled to release next February.