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CLOT x Converse First String Pro Leather

October 25th, 2012 by | 1 comment

clot x converse first string pro leather 1 CLOT x Converse First String Pro Leather

Much like Reebok’s Classic Leather and the Puma Suede, the Converse Pro Leather is a recognized icon that frequently deviates from the materials you’d expect from its name.  In this particular case, it’s the suede we’ve seen in a variety of pleasing colorways of late, but thanks to CLOT’s eye for vintage good looks, the red/white combinations have been made rustier and have a well-aged vibe about them.  They’ll arrive at Juice’s retail locations and their e-store along with a couple of matching tees following a Thursday, November 1st launch event at the Hong Kong door, continuing the string of Pro Leather First String collaborations that’s included Stussy and Patta (and don’t forget about those Aloha Rag joints), and will later add Bodega and St. Alfred.  Stick with Sneaker News for updates on those and let us know which of the three sets we’ve seen is best so far.

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Patta x Converse First String Pro Leather

October 23rd, 2012 by | 1 comment

patta converse first string Patta x Converse First String Pro Leather

While their brick-and-mortar retail spot is closed at the moment, don’t expect the folks at Patta to discontinue their influence on urban lifestyle footwear and fashion. Just yesterday, Patta teased a collaboration with Converse for October 27th, and it’s just been revealed that it’s the Pro Leather, the 2012 darling for Converse heritage models. Arriving in both the High and Low build, Patta takes an earthy approach by building the uppers with sturdy Cordura nylon uppers in Tan and Green. The High features a solid dark-purple sole with purple/pink detailing on the interior and Patta tongue-label, while the Low pairs the green with a purple velour lining and purple/white tongue labels. October 27th is the release date for the Patta x Converse First String Pro Leather so give them a look below.

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Converse Pro Leather – Holiday 2012 Colorways

October 6th, 2012 by | 1 comment

converse pro leather holiday 2012 colorways Converse Pro Leather   Holiday 2012 Colorways

The Converse Pro Leather has enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in 2012, including a variety of collaborations as well as new colorways straight from the One Star.  The classic basketball look returns with a huge new set for the holiday season, and unlike a model like the Nike Blazer, this old school court hightop’s ‘Suede’ suffix is no longer merely a reference to its material of choice. The Pro Leather Suede now features a modified shape that touches everything from the Star/Chevron logo to new overlay elements on the heel and ankle collar.  Ten new drops range from simply styled to slightly grungy (no word yet on a possible John Varvatos influence on the latter), and you can see them all after the jump below.

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Missoni x Converse Archive Project

September 25th, 2012 by | 1 comment

missoni x converse archive project Missoni x Converse Archive Project

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

aloha rag x converse ar srpls label Aloha Rag x Converse AR SRPLS Label

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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Stussy NYC x Converse Pro Leather – Available on eBay

August 31st, 2012 by | 2 comments

stussy pro leather ebay 6 Stussy NYC x Converse Pro Leather   Available on eBay

The Converse First String product line was fortified with this past weekend’s release of the Pro Leather, designed by the crew at Stussy New York. Using two colorways as a base foundation and livening it up with a unique patchwork of American-made materials and graphics, the Stussy x Converse Pro Leather exemplified Converse’s rebellious history with the chaotic organization of the patchwork of denims, corduroys, and plaids. All 125 pairs of the Stussy NYC x Pro Leathers that were released have been spoken for as they sold out quickly, but if you’re stilling looking for a pair, a few have popped up for sale, like this one from saveyoursoleworldwide on eBay.

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A Visual History of Converse

August 27th, 2012 by | 4 comments

visual history of converse 1 A Visual History of Converse

There aren’t too many sneaker brands lodged in the American conscious the way that Converse is. A few quick numbers to prove their ubiquity: more than 550 million pairs have been produced since 1917 and, as of 2012, 60% of all Americans own or have owned a pair in their life. Encapsulating these factoids and a few more important milestones in the All-Star Brand’s history (including the most expensive pair they’ve ever made, those from the Missoni collection to the surprises of no-one) is this visual history, a chart plotting out their rise since they began peddling sneakers in 1908. Hit the jump with us to see the infographic in its entirety and let us know in the comments if you feel like Converse is at this point the quintessential American sneaker company.

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