Today, Converse Inc. announces its Fall 2013 CONS collection featuring the skateboarding and lifestyle footwear collections. With skateboarding, Converse offers twists on traditional silhouettes and technology that continue to be the engine of CONS Skateboarding collection. This season, the sports-inspired lifestyle collection exudes the restless streetwise energy of the creative spirit with fashion-forward iterations of the iconic Pro Leather.
The Fall 2013 CONS collection launches globally on July 1.
CONS Skateboarding Collection
TRAPASSO PRO II
Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Nick Trapasso’s second signature sneaker offers refreshing color updates for the season.
UPDATE: This is a custom, not happening.
It should come as no surprise as Nike owns Converse (CONS), it also helps when the person injecting life into their skate division is a veteran from the early days of the Nike SB.
On May 28, Converse will launch the Comme des Garçons PLAY for Converse Pro Leather collection globally. Building on the notable success of two previous collaborations, Converse reunites with fashion authority Comme des Garçons to create four new styles of the iconic Converse Pro Leather sneaker.
Comme des Garçons PLAY, a casual, streetwear-influenced line from the avant-garde Japanese label founded by Rei Kawakubo, adds the Pro Leather to its design repertoire, creating a new take on the sneaker that debuted in 1976 as a performance basketball shoe and has since evolved into an iconic lifestyle sneaker.
Comme des Garçons’ Kawakubo designed the collection with PLAY’s signature quirky heart-with-eyes logo to create four new sporty versions of the iconic Converse Pro Leather. For this collection, a new all-over PLAY logo pattern was placed randomly to make each sneaker unique in design. The playful pattern celebrates the creative, irreverent sprit that is synonymous with both the Converse and Comme des Garçons brands.
The Comme des Garçons PLAY for Converse Pro Leather is available in Milk and Black Mid and Ox silhouettes.
Known for his widely-recognized, military-inspired garments, Nigel Cabourn has collaborated with Converse on a First String CT Bosey Hi. The sneakers are constructed with Ventile Fabric, the same frabic used on pilot suits to this day.
Just in the past few weeks a rumor began that a possible collaboration between Converse (owned by Nike) and Nike SB may come to life, and in the photo above we may have a sneak peek at what's in store.