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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70s Don Chinese Suminagashi-inspired Look

A 2,000 year old "ink-floating" art form
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Image via: Converse

Image via: Converse

Converse has some years on many other sneaker brands out there, but they have nothing on the ancient Japanese art form Suminagashi (or “ink-floating”). Since they can't beat 'em, Converse instead decided to join the 2,000 year old technique, allowing the floating ink patterns to create the distinctive pattern on the iconic high-top. The Suminagashi pack of kicks sees a white marbled option with black dots and swirls and a red with rubberized polka dots, which extend to both outsoles. Both colorways will hit select First String retailers and this Friday, July 1 in limited quantities.