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Converse First String Fall 2013 Preview

June 7th, 2013 by | No comments

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Converse’ top tier of First String releases are looking to get all raggedy on us for Fall 2013, as the set of pairs on preview here seem to stress the tactile element more than most. Included are the Converse Jack Purcell Mid and the Converse Auckland Racer, the former looking all sewn together and the latter donning a terry cloth set up. From what we can tell they are inline releases, sort of serving up a separate take on the high end fabrics of the Missoni stuff. Continue reading for the Converse First String Fall 2013 preview and check back in for more looks into the future of their footwear soon.

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Slam Jam x Converse First String Jack Purcell – Teaser

May 14th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Italy’s Slam Jam teases us with this toe-box shot of its upcoming Converse First String collaboration, using “red smiles and gum laces” as the tag-line for this visual hint. We can certainly expect something simplistic and clean from these fellas, who have proven time and time again that their concepts with sneakers have always been well-received by the sneaker community. Thoughts on what the remainder of the upper on this Converse Jack Purcell will reveal? Check out the full shot below and stay tuned for more.

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Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star

February 13th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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Following up on Nike’s OG leaning retros as of late, subsidiary Converse is ready to release a couple sneakers aimed at replicating the Chuck Taylor build of old. Arriving this Friday, February 15th is the Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star, which uses heavy duty canvas, a license plate looking hit on the heel, and chunkier bits of rubber on the foxing and toe box. Continue reading for a preview of the first two pairs that will hit this weekend, and stay tuned to see what else is coming from the Converse First String 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star later on in the Spring.

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Converse First String Standards Dr. J Pro Leather

August 3rd, 2011 by | 6 comments

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This Friday, Converse will introduce the classic Pro Leather to the First String Standards Collection. The Pro Leather is widely recognized as the ‘Dr. J’, a shoe that Julius Erving himself attributes numerous memorable moments to. The Converse Pro Leather is one of the earliest signature shoes in the history of footwear, and has ushered in the modern era of basketball footwear; it certainly is a worthy addition not only to the Converse First String Collection, but in the annals of footwear icons. This upcoming Pro Leather comes in a clean White/Navy colorway constructed with premium leather, and features the ‘Dr. J’ label in gold; it drops this Friday, August at Converse First String accounts with a retail price of $90, with just 168 pairs in circulation. Continue reading for a detailed look at the first Dr. J Pro Leather in the Converse First String Collection and stick with Sneaker News for more Converse updates.

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