January 6, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
West coast streetwear giants Undefeated did a whole lot of collaborative work with Puma in 2011, and for their first teamup of the new year, the Five Strikes brand got up with the One Star on a Far East-based design that’s just as simple yet satisfying as all those ’11 Clydes. The UNDFTD x Converse All Star Hi ‘All Good TYO’ takes a simple grey canvas approach to portraying modern Tokyo, but unlike the city’s pinball machine of neon lighting, these joints hide their flashy appeal with a reflective upper construction. Purple laces find their match on a sockliner that features an Edo kimono print depciting an old Tokyo map for a shoe that finishes as a case study on how to perfectly execute a unique inspiration without turning the shoe into some kind of cooky mess. UNDFTD Japan’s ‘All Good Tyo’ Chuck Taylor All Stars will release next month, so stick with Sneaker News for updates and check out some additional images in the meantime.