Canvas shoes are undoubtedly one of the bright sartorial linings of spring after gruelling snowstorms of the winter. And speaking of the classic American sneaker staple, no one does canvas kicks like Converse. Taking Converse's most coveted and iconic silhouette for a fresh, contemporary spin for spring, the label has created a new line dubbed the Converse First String Standards. The new line-up is focused on original Converse silhouettes but remixes the beloved familiarity with contemporary design, premium construction and sparks of collaborations with originals in art, design, fashion and culture. While the collection is not done entirely in collaboration, it is without a doubt a line-up of carefully selected silhouettes unmined from the Converse archives. One of the first models to debut is the Chuck Taylor All Star. While the silhouette and shape is reminiscent of the familiar Chuck low-top, it comes with fresh features such as higher rubber bands, vintage rubber license plate logo and a top-of-the-line comfort system. The shoes are remade in summer appropriate chambray uppers in a light blue and grey and put together with contrast stitching for that added vintage vibe. These shoes are bound to give your steps a needed lightness and spring for the warmer days in the sun, and will be available late February at retailers such as UNDFTD and UBIQ.