November 9, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Sneaker-inspired smartphone cases are hitting their stride in the second half of 2012 after all the other majors caught wind of how popular Vans’ Waffle Sole style had become. Off the Wall’s vulcanized take might still be the best we’ve seen to date, but with adidas releasing limited promo editions, Nike selling theirs at retail and plenty of ‘inspired-by’ brands borrowing from the game’s greatest means this is just the tip of the iceberg. The longest running major brand tosses its hat into the ring, as the Chuck Taylor All Star’s iconic medial ankle patch appears on three new iPhone cases. There’s also a Star/Chevron edition and a CONS style for the modern skate/early ’90s nostalgia in all of us, and they’ll hit select retailers this month just in time to position themselves as a hot holiday gift item.