July 7, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Thanks in no small part to Ronnie Fieg’s recent efforts, the Asics Gel Lyte III reigns supreme atop the split-tongue sneaker world. Fieg has on more than one occasion promoted his work with a beautiful model in a lovely location, but here’s a little glimpse of paradise and a new double tongued model with a different collaborative influence. With 166 pairs created for the store’s 20th anniversary, the Aloha Rag x Converse Jack Purcell Zip won’t be in position to become as prominent as the Japanese runner to which we compared it, but given Aloha Rag’s niche in the high-end streetwear retail space, this seems appropriate. Click through to see more of this tonal blue canvas and cracked leather uppers and look for these now direct from Aloha Rag, and at Converse First String retailers on July 15th.