Converse and Missoni team up for summer-inspired shoes

Admittedly a suitable duo, Missoni and Converse have teamed up once again for a limited-edition collection. The collaboration between the Italian fashion house and iconic footwear brand will be available on Friday, July 17.

In the past, Converse and Missoni have worked on collaborations as far back as 2008. This summer, the brand is releasing two new types of shoewear in the collection. The Chuck Taylor All-Star ‘70 and the slip-on Deck Star will be two of the styles reimagined in the collaboration. Drawing references from a “surfer vibe,” the collection will reflect some of Missoni’s Spring 2015 designs. The All-Star’s have white and gold tones throughout, with a woven textured fabric and white laces. Combining luxury, casual, and a bit of funk; the sneakers reflect a high-class surfer look. In a matching color and texture, the slip-ons will also be available as a new edition to the collection. The limited-edition sneakers will be available at Converse flagship stores in New York City, San Francisco and select retailers worldwide. Both knitwear-inspired pairs of shoes retail for 200 dollars each.

The Italian fashion house emerged in 1953 from founders Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. The two worked together to create a high-end fashion empire known for its colorful knitwear. The brand brings in 150 million euro in revenue annually according to the Financial Times. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Converse was founded in 1908. The American company holds over 2,000 employees currently and is available in retailers in over 160 countries.

 

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