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Converse First String releases the Auckland Racer, the third style from the First String Standards collection. The Converse First String Standards collection is not done in collaboration, but is a collection of very special, hand-picked silhouettes mined from the Converse archives. Originally designed for running in the 1970s, the Auckland Racer carries a lineage associated with pioneers of the early years of the jogging movement. Today, it’s just a clean, simple silhouette using materials like reflective TPU and nylon mesh, often found in sport apparel from the ‘70s and ‘80s, but re-purposed in a sleek, modern manner. The Converse First String Standards Auckland Racer shoes will be available this week and will come in low-top grey, black and enamel blue. Retail is set at $80 USD, with availability through Bodega (Boston), Just Be (Portland), KICKS/HI (Honolulu), Nice Kicks (Austin), Shoe Gallery (Miami), St. Alfred (Chicago), and UBIQ (Philadelphia).