"nonnative‘s collaborative relationship with converse sko chuck taylor, which is typically reserved for sale overseas, is arguably one of the most consistent the brand has seen in years past. Rather than experiment with new models and styles, the Japanese label has preferred to expand their zippered take on the Pro Leather, a modified silhouette that is soon to see a tonal black and white colorway later this October.
A near exact replica of the releases prior, the upcoming converse all star high pairs take the tried-and-true template and simply applies new layers of color. Suede constructions still run replete throughout the entire upper, stopped only by the Star Chevron which is layered atop in matching smooth leather. Heel tabs follow the latter’s example for additional premium effect, while the lace unit leans towards rugged workwear inspiration as its removable zipper attachment is tightened in with thin rope laces.
Last month, A-COLD-WALL officially debuted their inaugural collaboration with inbreatho.com, a two-part pack that completely rethought the design of both the ERX 260 as well as the Chuck Taylor. And now, as revealed via early access by the brand this past weekend, the latter silhouette is already prepared to expand its breadth of colorways with a far darker “Carbon” make-up.
Though newly revived, the new balance sneakers dame has amassed quite the noteworthy portfolio of collaborations, its rolodex of connections spanning all the way from JJJJound to Packer Sneakers. And now, with its latest affair, the silhouette is employing consultation from Studio FY7, a 360 degree creative agency whose founder, Younes Bendjima, has spent decades’ worth of time both behind and in front of the fashion industry’s camera."