PORTER is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its quintessential “SMOKY” series, with an all-new Converse collaboration. In their second team-up, the duo has crafted a fresh version of the footwear brand’s classic Chuck Taylor All-Star silhouette, featuring PORTER’s signature “SMOKY” design language.
The joint sneaker comes in a chocolate brown color and maintains its traditional silhouette and detailing. PORTER implements the CORDURA®︎ Duck fabric, used across the rest of its “SMOKY” line, in the sneaker’s construction, while notable Converse branding appears on each shoe’s heel and sole. In typical Converse fashion, the soles appear white; and in line with the collab, the insoles pop in PORTER’s signature orange color. Rounding out the design, a PORTER Tokyo tag is attached to the back of the shoe, along with more subtle branding on the insole.
This isn’t PORTER’s first stab at reimagining Converse’s beloved Chuck Taylor All-Star; back in 2017, PORTER revamped the shoe in a similar vein to commemorate the silhouette’s 100th anniversary. A frequent collaborator, the Japanese luggage company also recently teamed up with Palace for a full collection, as well as Starbucks Japan for a line of drum bags and tumblers.
The PORTER x Converse “SMOKY” Chuck Taylor All-Star retails for approximately $138 USD and will be available to shop at PORTER stores nationwide, as well as the brand’s online store, beginning Friday, June 23.
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