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DRx Romanelli x CONVERSE First String Chuck Taylor All Star Hi – “1970s Boro” | Available Now

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Known by his penchant for details and the uncanny ability to dig up long forgotten history, Darren Romanelli, commonly known to many as Dr. Romanelli, recently took an interest in 1970s’ designs by CONVERSE. After securing a limited number of retro CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star Hi, all with 1970s details such as vintage heel tag and woven cotton laces, Romanelli then scoured all the known resources he had for something called “boro” to complement the design.

Literally means “rags” in Japanese, boro features some of the most distinctive indigo colors. And since each is loomed by hand, every single batch is unique. But to further his quest for authenticity, Romanelli sought out vintage boro fabrics, all circa 1970s. And in reference to boro’s special quality, each patchwork on the CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star was handmade, ensuring not one pair would be the same. Including other vintage details like a burlap lined insole, the DRx Romanelli x CONVERSE First String Chuck Taylor All Star Hi is now available through retailers with CONVERSE First String account, such as HAVEN of Canada.

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