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Missoni x Converse Auckland Racer – Spring/Summer 2013

March 25th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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The Missoni x Converse Auckland Racer is back, and this time the sneaker is flexing a bit more in terms of the blocking options. The two new pairs that we’ve spotted both have a busier look than that brown version that got the model going. Does this runner have potential to end up as heralded as the various Chuck Taylor All-Star releases from the Missoni x Converse team up? Let us know what you think after you peep the premium pairs post-jump. And if you don’t want to wait till the US shops get theirs, you can grab either one now from the folks at Tres Bien.

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AR SRPLS x Converse First String Auckland Racer

December 15th, 2012 by | No comments

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Converse’s classic Auckland Racer has now been released in more collaborations than in-house drops since its return with a highly limited new style arriving at retail today.  Aloha Rag’s AR SRPLS label guest stars on the latest Converse First String Auckland Racer and gives us the simplest design this silo has seen all year: two shades of brown goat leather plus a couple more on the sole.  There are plenty of subtle details that you can see in more photos below and let us know if you think the GOAT of goat leather sneakers is now available at Aloha Rag.

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Converse First String + Premium Holiday 2012 Collection

November 7th, 2012 by | No comments

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Converse First String is potentially the breakout division of the year across all major sneaker brands, having scored some superb collaborations to bolster the in-house efforts.  These have come on several different silhouettes with more variety being added with some degree fo regularity, but you’ll never get away from the versatility and everyman appeal of the classic Chuck Taylor.  The new Converse Chuck Taylor Bosey (including the brand new lowtop version) highlights the Holiday 2012 First String lineup, and is joined by Premium level renditions on the All Star (both ‘Post’ and ‘Glitz’ variants), as well as a couple of top-notch OGs in their own right in the Jack Purcell and Auckland Racer.  Available now at select retailers, you can see all six styles in more images after the jump.

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Missoni x Converse Auckland Racer – Release Date

October 25th, 2012 by | No comments

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The Missoni x Converse teamup keeps on rolling, with the long awaited arrival of the Converse Auckland Racer pictured here apparently right around the corner. The racer and the already released Missoni crafted Converse Chuck Taylor Hi featuring the triangle quilt make up the Holiday 2012 offerings, keeping your feet plenty warm with their woolen looks. Click through with us to see the official images of both, and keep in mind that the Missoni x Converse Auckland Racer will hit Missoni spots and Converse First String retailers on October 31st, 2012 for $200.

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Missoni x Converse Archive Project

September 25th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Italian knitwear masters Missoni are among the most distinguished Chuck Taylor collaborators in recent memory, both in terms of the brand’s own stature and with regard to the quickness of their sales.  They also unveiled a couple of Auckland Racers earlier this summer, and it turns out those only scratch the surface.  Launching this Friday, September 28th at Parisian fashion mainstay colette is the Missoni x Converse Archive Project, a group of 20 pairs (split between the Converse Pro Leather and the aforementioned Racer), with each one of a kind design a using a separate ‘deadstock’ fabric from the Missoni archive. Let us know which one looks best after you’ve seen them all below and stick with Sneaker News to stay up to date on fast-moving drops like these.

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Aloha Rag x Converse AR SRPLS Label

September 13th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Aloha Rag has authored two different zippered Jack Purcell collaborations with Converse, and today we see the third offer two models at once.  The A.R. SRPLS x Converse Pro Leather we showed you back in February is joined by a new Auckland Racer, both in top quality leathers.  The Pro Leather is vaguely reminiscent of what you’d expect from a Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High x Blazer mashup (interesting timing on the heels of the Stussy edition), and the Auckland Racer wins the novelty contest with a rustic red makeup whose African goat build is the only one we’ve seen of its kind.  That second silo will also be online on Saturday, but for pre-orders only (December ship date) and you can see both in detail after the jump.

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UNDFTD x Converse “Born Not Made” Collection

August 28th, 2012 by | No comments

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Even though we’re in a time of unprecedented novelty and recombination, our culture is dependent upon consistency as a sign of any number of positive traits.  That’s why you have a relatively recent partnership like the Undefeated x Converse for Foot Locker triumvirate opting for a tagline like ‘Born Not Made’, in reference to the fact that these long-established pillars of the sneaker community are a natural pairing.  Their footwear collection is accordingly filled with classic silhouettes and timeless colorways, like the new quartet of UNDFTD x Converse Star Player, Auckland Racers and Dr. Js, and these latest drops are out now at Undefeated‘s web store and chapter locations.

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