As Milan Fashion Week gets underway this week, the new addition for the ever popular collaborative projection between Italian fashion house http://missoni.com” target=”_blank”>MISSONI and classic sneaker label http://converse.com” target=”_blank”>CONVERSE was spotted on the runway. As part of the MISSONI Men’s Collection for Spring/Summer 2012, the CONVERSE Auckland Racer will be the cornerstone for the ongoing collaboration. A lesser known silhouette, CONVERSE first created the Auckland Racer during the 1970s as a running sneaker. Soon, it became a popular footwear for those with an active lifestyle and looking for an in-between choice between style and function. For the MISSONI collaboration, the design teams on both sides re-constituted the Auckland Racer in the famous MISSONI knit pattern as a complement to a set of vintage-style track suit, designed by Ottavio Missoni himself back in 1948. And like the Chuck Taylor All Star that came before it, the MISSONI x CONVERSE Auckland Racer will introduce another set of possibilities for both labels.