Over their 25+ years in the game, XLARGE has left an indelible mark. The first streetwear brand to use a gorilla as a mascot (sorry BAPE) and one of the originators of the workwear-meets-sneakers-meets-street fashion look that’s so popular today, they hold an esteemed place in the annals of streetwear. Now in 2018, they’re teaming up with Converse for a special Chuck Taylor — a perfect collaborative silhouette that boasts a rich history and backstory, much like the brand themselves. The shoe is done up in the instantly recognizable black and white classic Chuck color combo, but the devil’s in the details: the XLARGE gorilla pokes his head through the circular All-Star logo, and a small XLARGE tag appears on the heel. The shoes are water repellant — a hallmark of many an XLARGE footwear collab — and the co-branded insole features Converse React cushioning tech to ensure long-lasting comfort. These special Chucks are set to release at Japanese retailers September 29th, so check out the new kicks below and be sure to keep it locked here for info on a possible stateside release.
XLARGE x Converse Chuck Taylor
Release Date: September 29, 2018