Converse takes the original Schott motorcycle jacket and fuses its design with the original Chuck Taylor All Star shoe. The result is a playful yet masculine shoe, with a rugged look that showcases the best of both including heavy-duty rear zip entry, zips under the laces and a patchwork of motorcycle jacket leather. The shoe comes complete with a quilted lining, snaps on the tongue, and a leather rand with a clean and sharp emboss detail. The Schott label is sewn discreetly inside the shoe and the classic Chuck Taylor All Star patch is elegantly embossed in the leather and rests in its familiar inside ankle position.
As a part of Converse First String – Converse’s premium product line that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and pure expression – each shoe will be available in limited quantities. Converse first debuted the Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Jacket shoe in 2009 with a black version, followed by a special Converse (PRODUCT)RED version. The new Schott for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star White Leather Jacket shoes will be available in unisex sizing on April 15, 2011 for MSRP $150 at select Converse First String retailers including Stussy (New York, NY), Blends (Costa Mesa, CA), St. Alfred (Chicago, IL) and Kicks Hawaii (Honolulu, HI).