Earlier, we became acquainted with the new Converse All Star Modern HTM through an interview with Bryan Cioffi, Converse Vice President and the Creative Director of Global Footwear. Now we get a closer look at the upcoming release, representing the first shoe outside the Nike brand to bear the HTM mark. HTM, of course, is the ongoing collaboration between fragment design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara, Nike Vice President of Creative Concepts Tinker Hatfield and Nike President & CEO Mark Parker.
The Converse All Star Modern HTM draws on the brand's celebrated design legacy, stretching back to 1908 and now modernized with innovative manufacturing methods and features, including Nike Hyperfuse construction, contoured Phylon outsoles, TPU-fused toecaps and a neoprene split tongue. True to its premium aesthetic, the HTM version uses goat leather across the upper, embellished with a debossed All-Star ankle patch and HTM logo on the heel pull tab. Offered in basic black and white colorways, the Converse All Star Modern HTM launches Thursday, June 9, exclusively at NikeLab retail stores worldwide and NikeLab.com. Meanwhile, inline versions of the Converse All Star Modern, featuring circular knit uppers in Black, Action Red, Lucid Green, Soar Blue and White, will be available on Thursday, June 16, at Converse retail stores, select retailers and Converse.com.
Release Date: 6/9/16 (Thursday)