Nigel Cabourn for Converse

Nigel Cabourn for Converse

UK designer Nigel Cabourn infuses his own designs into the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with Ventile fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors. The Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty Plimsole fuses a 1941 British P.E. training shoe …


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EMPTY SPACE #1: Foals

EMPTY SPACE #1: Foals

EMPTY SPACE is a brand new Converse music series filmed in Paris with our friends at La Blogothèque. First up, Foals take over the Bibliothèque de l’Hôtel de Ville to film this very special version of “Late Night”…


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Get Dirty: The Raveonettes live in Paris

Get Dirty: The Raveonettes live in Paris

The Raveonettes kicks off our Get Dirty gig series in Europe last week, with an intimate set at the Converse pop-up space at 19YT in Paris. Stay tuned to Converse YouTube for more from the series coming soon. Track: “My …


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Red Light Radio join the Converse FADER Fort

Red Light Radio join the Converse FADER Fort

Our friends at Red Light Radio, an internet radio station broadcasting live from a former prostitution window in Amsterdam, joined us last week at at the Converse FADER Fort in Austin, Texas during SXSW. The stellar line up, including Red …


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Red Light Sessions: Jacco Gardner

Red Light Sessions: Jacco Gardner

Multi-instrumentalist and rising star Jacco Gardner popped in to Red Light Radio in Amsterdam last month to play this very special Red Light Session version of “Where Will You Go”. For more Red Light Sessions, stay tuned to Converse YouTube, …


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Wall to Wall: Portland

Wall to Wall: Portland

David D’Andrea combines the craftsmanship of the poster artists and album cover designers of the 1960’s and 70’s with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. For more from the …


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Converse x Reigning Champ

Converse x Reigning Champ

Using its heavyweight terry, jersey fabric, Canada based lifestyle-inspired brand Reigning Champ adds its premium twist to a classic Chuck Taylor in this brand new collaboration with our First String team. “We used vintage-inspired fabrics designed to pay homage to …


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"Home" away from home: DIIV live in Paris

"Home" away from home: DIIV live in Paris

Before they took to the stage at Pitchfork Paris, DIIV hopped on the Converse bus to play the last in our Pitchfork Takeaway series, and this intimate acoustic set at a Parisian cafe. Track: “Home” Tune in to Converse YouTube …


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Cloud Nothings play "Stay Useless"

Cloud Nothings play "Stay Useless"

Before they took to the stage at Pitchfork festival in Paris, Cloud Nothings hopped on the Converse bus to play this special Takeaway Show. Track: “Stay Useless”. Stay tuned to Converse on YouTube for the rest of the series, featuring …


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Jessie Ware: "Running"

Jessie Ware: "Running"

Fresh from the stage, Jessie Ware took a quick break from Pitchfork festival to perform this acoustic Takeaway Show for La Blogotheque, Pitchfork TV, and Converse. Track: “Running” Stay tuned to youtube.com/converse for more shows from the festival, including The …


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Watch The Kills Live at NYC City Carnage

Watch The Kills Live at NYC City Carnage

Catch The Kills headlining Converse City Carnage NYC last month, performing their version of “DNA” with their very own Black Rooster Drum Corps. For more Kills, tune in to Converse on YouTube.


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Catch Gold & Youth at Rubber Tracks NXNE

Catch Gold & Youth at Rubber Tracks NXNE

Gold & Youth stop by Toronto Rubber Tracks to perform “Time To Kill.” This is the first single from their forthcoming debut full-length album on Arts & Crafts. For more music from Rubber Tracks, check out our new Facebook app …


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Pro Streets arrives in Naples

Pro Streets arrives in Naples

Galleria Umberto. Pozzuoli. Centro Direzionale. Bagnoli . As this year’s Pro Streets game arrives in its last stop of Naples, we asked some of the locals to show us what the competition’s been missing… Find out more or discover how …


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Pro Streets in Amsterdam

Pro Streets in Amsterdam

De Pijp. Bijlmer. Noord. Stadionbuurt. Pro Streets makes its latest debut across four unique and amazing areas of Amsterdam on Monday, 17 September. We spoke to three locals who represent the passion and diversity these areas bring to the game. …


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"And It Was You" How to Dress Well

"And It Was You" How to Dress Well

After his set at Pitchfork Paris, How To Dress Well stepped outside in the rain to perform this Takeaway Show for La Blogotheque, Pitchfork TV, and Converse. Track: “And It Was You” Tune in to Converse YouTube for more in …


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Pro Streets kicks off in Berlin

Pro Streets kicks off in Berlin

From Friedrichshain to Köpenick, Kreuzberg to Neukölln, Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in Europe. To mark the launch of our Pro Streets game on Monday 20 August, we met some of the locals that make the city …


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Converse Red Light Sessions: Charanjit Singh

Converse Red Light Sessions: Charanjit Singh

Late last year, Indian pioneer of electronic music Charanjit Singh played his legendary 1982 album “Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat” live to Western audiences for the first time ever. Using his original Roland TB-303, TR-808 and Jupiter-8 synthesizers, Singh …


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Wall to Wall: Prague

Wall to Wall: Prague

The Wall to Wall series returns to Europe, where Nick Zipper adds some color to Prague in the Czech Republic. For more works from the series, stay tuned to Converse YouTube.  


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The Converse x Missoni Archive Project

The Converse x Missoni Archive Project

The Converse x Missoni Archive Project lands in time for Paris Fashion Week, featuring a series of 20 one-of-a-kind sneakers created using unique deadstock fabrics from the Missoni archive. The collection arrives on Friday, September 28 at Colette in Paris …


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Kevin Lyons & Converse

Kevin Lyons & Converse

Artist, designer and typographer Kevin Lyons teamed up with Converse to create these very special Chuck Taylor All Stars for Colette in Paris. Famous for his unique ‘monster’ characters, Kevin used the classic Chuck as a blank canvas for his …


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Andre x Converse

Andre x Converse

Converse has teamed up with the renowned French artist, hotelier and nightlife impresario André Saraiva to create this brand new André for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star collection for Fall 12, featuring a “Love” sneaker, referencing the Saraiva founded Hôtel …


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Converse Pro Leather x Patta

Converse Pro Leather x Patta

Known for leftfield takes on classic designs, renowned Amsterdam street-wear retailer Patta took our classic Pro Leather sneaker and gave it a vibrant, Patta twist… Founded in Amsterdam in 2004, Patta has become one of Europe’s most renowned street-wear and …


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Overkill headline metal night at Represent

Overkill headline metal night at Represent

It’s fair to say metal night was the loudest and most intense we’ve seen at Represent and that was exactly what the crowd wanted. Kicking things off early on newcomers Wet Nuns proved they were a force to be reckoned …


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Toots & the Maytals head up reggae night at Represent

Toots & the Maytals head up reggae night at Represent

In a landmark year for Jamaican culture around the world this edition of Represent was an explosion of the best the island has to offer past present and future. From Manchester’s Janice Graham Band’s distinctly British take on reggae roots, …


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Paul Weller headlines third night of #conversegigs

Paul Weller headlines third night of #conversegigs

After another amazing evening of storming shows from Towns, 02.54, Japandroids and the legendary Spiritualised, five words were enough to trigger a mass sing-along from the crowd at the 100 Club that echoed round the world to the thousands of …


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Santigold and Django Django live at the 100 Club

Santigold and Django Django live at the 100 Club

There are always several directions a stage invasion can go, fortunately this one went very well indeed. First off, the crowd had been invited by none other than Santigold herself during her enormous breakthrough hit, ‘Creator’. A full on party …


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The Walkmen: Takeaway Show from Pitchfork Paris

The Walkmen: Takeaway Show from Pitchfork Paris

The morning after their epic show at Pitchfork Festival in Paris this month, The Walkmen headed out on the streets of Saint-Denis to film this very special Takeaway Show for La Blogotheque, Pitchfork TV, and Converse. Track: “We Can’t Be …


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Punk back in the 100 Club for #conversegigs

Punk back in the 100 Club for #conversegigs

In one of the genre’s spiritual homes, our second Represent show paid tribute to punk from across the ages with a host of bands that drew out punks old and new from London to party at the 100 Club. Being …


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