Rucker Park is Converse UK one of the most iconic outdoor basketball courts in the entire world, serving as the mecca of pickup games and Summer leagues, having hosted NBA stars the likes of Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, and more. During the NBA’s infamous 2011 lockout, numerous all-stars and future hall of famers took to the heralded grounds to keep their game’s fresh before the season began, including two-time champion Kevin Durant who put on a memorable 66-point performance. In honor of this illustrious park, Converse has created a two-piece Chuck 70 collection inspired by the bright and vibrant colors that dress up team’s uniforms during its Summer League. Utilizing the iconic silhouette of the Chuck Taylor, the groundbreaking hoops brand has opted to add a bright fuchsia as well as a Carolina Blue into the fold sitting atop the shoe’s customary vulcanized sole.
The Converse CONS Converse outlet uk skateboarding division is teaming up with Chocolate Skateboards and their longtime rider Kenny Anderson this fall for a special footwear and apparel collection. Known throughout skateboarding for having one of the smoothest styles of all time, Anderson brings the same level of clean and effortless style to the Chuck Taylor and One Star, each done in special modified constructions and featuring artwork from one of his favorite board graphics of the past. The art by Evan Hecox is found on the tongue of each recycled poly-cotton canvas-constructed model, including the Chuck Taylor Hi in black and white and the One Star Ox in pale yellow, while the artist also created a new piece found on each insole.
Converse has teamed up Converse all star mens with one of their skateboarding team riders, Louis Lopez, to create his very own colorway of the Chuck Taylor All Star Pro High. Paying homage to his hometown of Hawthorne, California, Lopez creates a clean look for the skate-ready version of the iconic sneaker, featuring a white suede upper with black and red All-Star logo patches on the medial sides. While the outside of the shoe is quite simple, Lopez references his hometown on the interior with a map of Hawthorne on the back of the tongue and the city’s seal in gold foil on the sockliner.
The timeless converse shoes womens construction of Converse’s popular Chuck 70 and the rugged materials of Carhartt WIP‘s products are coming together, as the two have teamed up to produce a new Gore-Tex Chuck 70 in both black and white. The partners have only teased their collaborative effort, but from the images that are available so far, the new kicks appear to feature a single-color weather-resistant upper with a stripe of high-vis reflective material on the heel and a bold branded Gore-Tex hit on the lateral side. The black pair then calls upon bold yellow piping and laces for accents, while the white pair opts for crisp orange hits. Each colorway is then completed with a repeating logo print on the aforementioned heel strip and a simple white/grey midsole. If you need an all-weather pair in your rotation, you can expect these new Carhartt Converses to release February 21st, exclusively on the Carhartt WIP webstore and at their retail locations.