Converse is continuing its long-running relationship with Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood for a two-sneaker collaboration, including the iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star ’70 and One Star ’74.
Converse, says the collection takes inspiration from the functionality of streetwear, workwear and motorcycles. The bikes are a staple of Neighborhood designer Shinsuke Takizawa’s work.
“Like Converse, Neighborhood shares the philosophy that clothing should support the lifestyle of the wearer,” Converse said in a release.
The group’s Chuck Taylor All-Star ’70 is said to signify the crossroads of music and motorcycle culture. The Chucks feature a leather and canvas upper and are equipped with durable rubber and leather overlays, which Converse says are intended for extra protection while riding motorcycles.
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Joining the Chuck Taylor is the One Star ’74. Takizawa’s vision of this classic includes a full suede upper and a leather liner. The sneaker’s traditional star logo is updated with a pentagram logo, while the midsole features Neighborhood branding.
Both shoes are further accented with co-branded insoles.
The partnership between Neighborhood and Converse dates back to fall ’13, when the duo release a collab featuring the Jack Purcell Johnny Mid and Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Ox.
This collection will be released Thursday on converse.com and at select Converse stores and select retailers.