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 with vintage Converse detailing.

Ventile fabric was developed for use in WWII flight suits as a material to protect Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire pilots when they ejected from their planes into icy cold waters. The Ventile fabric extended survival time tenfold and saved many ejected pilots’ lives. Suits made with Ventile fabric remain in use by British Royal Air Force to this day.

Photography by Antony Crook.

Posted on: 9 Apr 2013

CONVERSE X MISSONI

CONVERSE X MISSONI

We’ve partnered up with fashion label Missoni to bring to life an iconic collection. This partnership has put a new spin on the classic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette by featuring Missoni’s signature zig zag design.Since 2010, Missoni and Converse …


Read more
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 …


Read more
Converse First String Cashmere Pack

Converse First String Cashmere Pack

The Converse First String Cashmere Pack launches on Friday 9th August, exclusively at Dover Street Market in the UK and limited doors globally. There is a 70s Chuck Hi and Jack Purcell Ox with 100% Italian cashmere uppers, leather linings …


Read more