Following the introduction of the all-new All Star Pro BB, Converse is taking things to the next level and this time they have revealed their next footwear line – Converse Star Series.
The line consist of three silhouettes includes the BB (Basketball), RN (Running), and UT (Utility), each designed by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.
The three silhouettes come constructed with mesh uppers, welded overlays, dressed in classic Black and White colour options. Orange accents, reflective detailing, and an old school Chevron logo stamped on each side panel completes the design. Each shoe sits atop a lightweight Cushlon midsole for a modern upgrade in comfort.
Hatfield explained his philosophy when designing these shoes, saying he wanted to stay true to the brand.
“From a sports perspective, Converse is historically a basketball brand so I felt it was natural to create a shoe within that category. A runner is worn to work out but also worn casually, transcending the way people use and live in our products, much like how Converse has been adopted through the years. The Chukka silhouette is something that easily slides into the Converse universe; unexpected, versatile, yet familiar,” Hatfield said to Sole Collector.
“The pack is unique because each silhouette shares the Converse DNA of strong horizontal lines. We wanted to marry them all together, ensuring they have a familial relationship to the brand, while pushing into new spaces.”
Look out for the Converse Star Series BB and RN to launch via Nike SNKRS and Converse SoHo on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, while the UT is slated for late 2019.