Converse is taking cues from its past while looking toward the future with the release of its newest All Star variant.
The Converse All Star Modern is a new silhouette inspired by the Converse 1920 All Star sneaker and the brand’s heritage in basketball, streamlined with a modern design ethos and lightweight construction. The new range features both Hi and Ox silhouettes offered in five colorways. The shoe is constructed with circular knit uppers, and includes innovative features such as Nike Hyperfuse, a contoured full-length Phylon outsole, a TPU-fused overlaid toecap and a neoprene split tongue and lining.
“The Converse All Star Modern is a perfect fusion of our sport heritage with modern design,” said Bryan Cioffi, Converse vice president and creative director. “With this collection, Converse is delivering a comfortable, lightweight product that’s new, exciting and modern, but still feels very Converse.”
To introduce the collection, Converse will also be dropping the Converse All Star Modern HTM sneaker on June 9 for $180, exclusively at NikeLab retail stores and online. The shoe is designed by HTM, the creative team consisting of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker.
The regular Converse All Star Modern sneaker, meanwhile, will be available starting June 16 for $140 (Hi) and $130 (Ox), at Converse retail stores and online.