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Following up on the heels of our recent feature highlighting Patta’s upcoming 5th anniversary project with music-group Le Le and Converse, we give you an in-depth look into the upcoming release slated for early next month. The two shoe pack features a Pro Leather 76, Chuck Taylor All Star and varsity jacket. Based on a 60′s version of the popular icon Chuck Taylor All Star, the shoe’s different stylings will soon become reserved only for special First-String Converse collaborations. Not to be outdone is the increasingly popular Pro Leather 76. Both styles possess a ying-yang approach with the upper of one shoe making up the liner of the other and vice-versa. The release scheme can be seen below as well as more info regarding the inspirations.
Patta x Le Le x Converse 5th Anniversary Pro Leather 76 / Chuck Taylor All Star
As Amsterdam’s favorite sneaker collective turns five, Patta joins with Converse to create a unique anniversary pack rooted in their mutual love for music, friends and classic street style. In true family-fashion, the collaborators teamed up with the quirky Amsterdam-based music trio Le Le to produce a 12-inch record with ”banging inner-city chic” tracks commemorating the anniversary.
With a nod toward street culture and Converse’s basketball history, the anniversary pack features a classic Varsity Jacket along with two of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes: the Chuck Taylor Hi and the Pro Leather 76.
Inspired by the iconic Letterman design, the Varsity jacket comes in burgundy corduroy with a reversible grey quilted fleece lining. The collegiate aesthetic of the jacket is lent to the two shoes in an “opposites attract” manner. The Pro Leather sports a deep burgundy corduroy upper with quilted grey lining while the Chuck is the polar opposite with a quilted suede upper and burgundy corduroy lining. The Chuck is an exclusive 60s vintage makeup with higher rands and a clean midsole without the usual pinstripe creating a more classic look. The anniversary launch also marks the first time this exclusive model airs in the streetwear community.
Rounding out the pack is the 12-inch Le Le record with two new tracks, “We Are Lay Lay” and “Slotmachine.” Inspired by a plethora of music styles – from Disco andElectro to cliché gangster rap – Le Le isn’t limited to just one genre and their unique party-sound fits perfectly to the collaboration. To commemorate the launch of the anniversary pack, Le Le will play two exclusive shows in Paris and Berlin.
The Converse X Patta X Le Le Anniversary Pack launches on September 5th, 2009 at Patta and will release shortly after at all top-tier Converse dealers. For more information, please visit www.teampatta.nl or www.converse.com.