Converse looks to push boundaries for upcoming ComplexCon Chicago with the fan-favorite Converse Chuck 70. For the occasion, the brand enlists both Chinatown Market’s Michael Cherman and LA artist Joshua Vides. Converse and the two forward-thinkers each create three, DIY designs different from Chuck Taylor brand’s usual looks.
Chinatown Market’s own Michael Cherman opts to implement UV, light-sensitive materials to construct an asymmetrical, canvas upper. Both high and low versions of Cherman’s Chuck Taylor will transform to multi-colored uppers when introduced to UV light.
Artist Joshua Vides decides to take a different approach entirely with use of interchangeable, velcro material. His design allows wearers to choose between colored velcro pieces to attach themselves as side panels.
As for Converse themselves, their third release will consist of an upper featuring the phrase “NOT A CHUCK” in a hand-written typography atop a thicker, rubber midsole. Dubbed the “The UNT1TL3D” pack, Nike describes the sneakers as “an ode to DIY decoration and the notion that a Chuck is defined only by the wearer.”
Expect all three Converse releases to launch at Complex Chicago on July 20 and 21, at the brand’s booth. Each of the Chuck 70s will have their own individual releases afterwards as follows: Converse’s “UNT1TL3D” pack on July 26th, Chinatown Market on August 2, and Joshua Vides on August 16.
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