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Converse Addict Jack Purcell

September 11th, 2012 by | No comments

converse addict jack purcell 1 Converse Addict Jack Purcell

Converse Addict is the One Star’s Japanese ultra-premium tier that launched in 2009 and brings the world’s most exacting consumer base the best quality Chuck Taylor All Stars imaginable.  We’ve seen these pricey Vibram-soled Chucks in a fairly conservative range of colors and themes, and now the luxury treatment makes its way onto the One Star’s second most popular heritage silhouette.  The Converse Addict Jack Purcell will arrive in a few weeks in three super-simple designs, the black pair suggesting white and grey styles will also arrive in the classic canvas build.  They’ll likely remain Japan-exclusive like the previous Addict drops, so have a closer look below and let us know if you’re up for importing a pair.

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Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star

March 27th, 2012 by | 2 comments

nigo converse addict chuck taylor all star 2 570x379 Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star

Japanese fashion superstar Nigo’s A Bathing Ape label has its own Chuck Taylor tribute in the Apesta, but BAPE’s leader reached outside his brand’s bounds for this latest project, a new set for the ultra-premium Converse Addict line that applies the designer’s signature approach to an old favorite.  The Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star adds a zipper to its lateral sides, a move that switches to the exterior-facing side a feature we’ve seen applied to many classic basketballers’ medial panels in recent months.  Furthermore, the zipper placket is more fully exposed than those other zipped kicks, and this distinct application serves as the exlamation point on the ‘opposite day’ vibe.  This unique feature in addition to top-notch materials and a Vibram sole has these north of $300USD; are they worth importing from the select Japanese retailers that now have them in stock?  via HB

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Converse Addict Chuck Taylor Canvas Hi

December 22nd, 2011 by | 1 comment

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The aptly titled Converse Addict line has been doing its thing out in Japan for a minute now, cranking out high-end releases for heads who can’t get enough of the All-Star brand. The premium construction on these is the big draw, putting them quite a few notches above your standard Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. The latest in the collection is this clean canvas pair, a simple look that downplays their top tier status. While they may come off as run-of-the-mill pair to untrained eye, addicts know all about the upgraded Vibram sole and the Poron insert for extra cushioning. Hit the jump for the full look and grab these now from Anout Commune.

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Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star – Holiday 2011

October 12th, 2011 by | 1 comment

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The Japanese-exclusive Converse Addict line has been applying super-premium construction to the beloved Chuck Taylor silhouette for a couple years now, this new trio sharing the line’s established combination of subtle styling with visually obvious quality.  The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star looks just as good in a rich burgundy canvas as metallic silver and gold, all three of which come with Poron cup insoles plus Vibram outsoles for superior traction, and you can see images of the entire trio after the jump.  Click through to see more and let us know which pair you feel is most deserving of the ~$350 USD suggested price.  via Cluster

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