July 10, 2014 BY Patrick Johnson
Sneaker culture is so wrapped up in hip-hop today that it’s never too surprising to see a brand work with an artist dominating the Bilboard charts. Whether that be the remnants from the early aughts sneaker boom or the holdover from Yeezy madness, it’s always a welcomed development when a brand deviates from the norm. Luckily we still have Converse to branch out and collaborate with some of the more iconic bands of past decades like their most recent pairing with Black Sabbath atop the ever-classic Chuck Taylor All Star. Featuring references to album covers like Never Say Die! and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, a third pair dons the ubiquitous grainy photo of Ozzy Osbourne front and center in concert holding up double peace signs. Be sure to check out more of this upcoming collaboration after the click and know that these pairs are available at select retailers today.
Today, Converse Inc. announces the Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection featuring three new styles inspired by one of the most iconic bands of all time. The collaboration features highly acclaimed album artwork from Black Sabbath’s classic records “Never Say Die” and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” as well as iconic live photography. The collection marks Black Sabbath’s third footwear collaboration with Converse.
Black Sabbath is credited with creating “heavy metal,” and their genre-defining music marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Since debuting in 1969, Black Sabbath has inspired millions through music. One of the most iconic bands of all time has once again teamed up with one of the most iconic sneakers of all time for a truly special Converse Chuck Taylor All Star collection.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection will be available at Converse stores (converse.com) and Journey’s (journeys.com) beginning July 10 for $60. For more information about the collection visit converse.com/blacksabbath.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR NEVER SAY DIE
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Never Say Die hi-top features the logo and cover art from Black Sabbath’s last studio album with their original lineup, “Never Say Die.” The stitched “Never Say Die” tongue label features the same text font as the album cover and the album image is printed on the fabric upper.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sabbath Bloody Sabbath hi-top features a canvas upper printed with cover art from one of Black Sabbath’s heaviest and most loved records, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,” which was conceived in the dungeons of the Clearwell Castle in England. The album artwork captures the mood and vibe of those recording sessions. The stitched “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” tongue label features the same text font used on the album cover. The shoe’s fabric upper features imagery from the cover art.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR BLACK SABBATH LIVE
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath Live hi-top features an iconic black-and-white concert photo of Ozzy Osbourne giving a double peace sign while the band jams in the background on the fabric upper. The tongue label features the black stitched band logo.