CONVERSE Inc. unveils its first ever collaboration on the revolutionary Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II with American artist Futura. Featuring original artwork by the legendary Brooklyn-based artist, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura Collection takes the technological and comfort advances of Chuck II a step further with the addition of new veneering and Converse weatherized rubber, creating a sneaker that is truly ready for more. Designed for both function and fashion, the collection combines Futura’s iconic abstract art style with a weather-ready sneaker, apparel and accessories collection that’s built for the next generation of self-expression.
A pioneer in graffiti art, Futura’s work is synonymous with ingenuity, originality and the NYC downtown art scene of the early ’80s. His work over the last 30 years has transitioned from the street, to the subway, and today into galleries all around the world. The new collection features camo printed rip-stop underlay and Futura’s distinct graphic artwork on the sneaker’s upper, lace and midsole.
“I wanted to create a Chuck II that embodied my approach to art and life,” said Futura, aka Lenny McGurr. “From the camo to the weatherized rubber, this collection is made for function and style, for getting out on the streets and unleashing your creativity. I’m honored to have the first opportunity to riff on the Chuck II silhouette.”
In addition to the Chuck II footwear, the collection also features weather-ready apparel including a raglan tee updated with Futura’s signature graphic and matching camo design. In a nod to Futura’s graffiti roots and street style, a ski mask featuring reversible Converse camo in heavyweight woven cotton was also created as part of the collection.
The Spring 2016 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura Collection will be available on February 1, 2016 at specialty retailers, Converse stores and online at Converse.com.