"The vans outlet is an underrated model from the Vans catalogue, and here Patta make full use of its mid-cut upper to drape it completely in yellow ballistic nylon, which is joined to a dark green waffle rubber midsole. Suede hits and subtle Patta branding via tags and dubraes up the premium rendition. The ‘Out In The Streets’ motif is printed on the side of the midsole in red, tying together an overt reference to the Rastafarian flag, and also doubles as a homage to reggae artist Ini Kamoze.
Over the course of its 112-year-old history, converse skate shoes
has witnessed its footwear products become staples across sport, fashion, and culture. This has perhaps been most clearly seen within the world of skateboarding, as silhouettes like the Converse Chuck 70 have enabled a seamless transition from ollie to Pitti Uomo. To celebrate its influence in the skate scene, the Boston-based brand is collaborating with Amsterdam-based Pop Trading Company on two playful pairs of the converse skate shoes.
British skate label Palace have been very busy on the collaborative front lately. Following their recent Salomon trail mission and an excellent collection with cycling brand Rapha (look it up!), they’ve just announced their next colab with long-time compatriots reebok classic. This upcoming release taps into some more roadman sensibilities and features an inconspicuous modification of a Vector favourite: the Classic Leather Pump.
As early voting for the 2020 presidential election gets underway throughout the country, millions of Americans have cast their ballot ahead of Election Day (November 3rd). And while candidates on all sides of the aisle are still touting their ideologies via various platforms, only one has stepped into the sneaker space: Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris. Recently, the Oakland, CA native joined Complex’s puma suede at Social Status in Charlotte, NC, which has used the vice presidential hopeful as the muse for a Converse sneaker co-created by Nina Chanel Abney.