The Chuck Taylor All Star from Converse has long been a classic, versatile shoe that finds its way into the rotations of sneaker heads worldwide. The past year has seen some exciting collaborations for the signature shoe, most notably teaming up with COMME des GARÇONS for the Play x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Collection.
This August, the Chuck Taylor All Star gets a unique addition to it with the help of the famous American Artist, Andy Warhol. Converse utilized Warhol’s signature artistry earlier this year for an exclusive release with limited pairs, but it seems that this time around Converse will make its next rendition more accessible than the last.
Warhol’s exceptional work in the realm of pop art is displayed on this Chuck Taylor in the form of a simple banana peel along the side of the shoe’s upper. The yellow and black colours used for the banana truly pop off the shoe as they are situated overtop of the shoe’s white premium leather. Black laces and black accents on the sole of the shoe and the heel tab add a bit more contrast that gives the sneaker an eye catching aesthetic. The signature All Star symbol found on all Chuck Taylors utilizes the same blacks and yellows as the banana peel, adding an even more unique appearance to this Warhol-inspired sneaker.
The Andy Warhol x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is now available on the Converse webstore and select retailers carrying the highly anticipated collaboration. With a price tag of only $80 USD, will these unique Chuck Taylors be a definite pick up this August?