During the presentation on Saturday for his eponymous brand at the BFC Presentation Space — his second time showing at the event — Danso reworked Converse’s classic Pro Leather, a former performance basketball silhouette from 1976 that is now a hit with the lifestyle-focused audience.
The German-born designer revealed several new interpretations of the Converse sneaker on the runway, reimagining the model with technical outerwear fabric, hand-painted designs on the uppers and adding several performance-based Vibram outsoles. The most eye-catching function-focused product employed by the designer is Vibram’s detachable Portable Performance Sole.
However, if you’re looking to pick up a pair of Danso’s take on the iconic Converse Pro Leather, you’re out of luck because the look was made exclusively for the runway.
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