For Spring 2014, Converse debuts a Chuck Taylor All Star collection featuring various pops of colors and equally varied eye-catching prints, as well as elevated silhouettes primed for self-expression. The latter element is seen in the women’s double wedged Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Plus, which is available in assorted vivid hues and imbued with a feminine touch. The Chuck Taylor All Star Tie-Dye comes in low and high silhouettes and showcases color to the fullest. Finally, the new Converse All Star Chuck ’70 is released with two of the first prints ever seen on a Chuck Taylor All Star — camouflage and zebra — along with six of the original 1972 colors in high and ox silhouettes. All feature original ’70s detailing in the form of heavy grade canvas uppers, smaller toe box, reinforced canvas heel strips, premium nickel hardware, thick cotton laces and a cushioned sockliner for added comfort.
In honor of the launch, Converse hosted a special media event in New York City where local graffiti artist Queen Andrea presented three new murals she created for Converse. The murals were part of Converse’s Sneakers Clash art initiative, which also features artists Megan Caponetto and Greg Lamarche, both of whom were asked to re-imagine everyday spaces in San Francisco, Boston and New York.