March 31, 2010 BY John Kim
Converse has built its backbone on producing quality shoes at affordable prices and enjoyed a resurgence due to the Chuck Taylor renaissance of the early 2000s. Converse will always be appreciated for its low-maintenance and low-cost motif but the new Converse First String Standards Collection should allow the One Star to spill over into the lifestyle slash “dress-sneaker” realm. The Matchpoint Ox was originally designed for sports on the tennis court but returns as a member of First String in two great colorways – parchment and black – with suede uppers and classic white midsoles. Be on the lookout for these at your Converse retailer, as they have already hit shelves at Darkside Initiative.