August 31st, 2011 by Aaron Hope
How can you tell the sneaker world has fully recovered from the purification that occurred in the wake of the 2008 global financial meltdown? Take for instance the increase of wild designs (not issued by Jeremy Scott), including a variety of animal print releases from all the major brands. The latest is a new Converse Weapon Street FSR Hi that manages to bridge the gap between timeless style and raw animalistic appeal thanks to the muted colorways that accompany these leopard print and furry hightops. Click through to get a better look at both pairs and check em out at Converse Japan.
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March 1st, 2011 by Aaron Hope
About two years ago, Sneaker News showed you a Converse Chuck Taylor sample that unfortunately never made it to retail. These joints were done up to look as though you’d cut your lawn in a pair of fresh white All Stars, and while their nixing is lamentable, here’s a new effort from the One Star with a similar ruined-new-shoes feel. The Converse Jack Purcell ‘Chewing Gum’ makes light of one of the worst things you can have happen to a fresh pair of kicks, quite literally underlining their two-toned sole with a text label on the pinky toe area. A solid theme, especially considering the gum rubber bottom in use, these joints will hit Converse Japan retailers next month.
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