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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013

Who missed seeing Converse on my site? I know I did! The classic brand is back with a vengeance offering many of its silhouettes in new colorways using premium materials. I'm so ready for more vulc madness. Take a look at these beauties!
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There’s nothing like a fresh pair of sneakers, but there’s nothing better than a pair of well-worn ones that have been everywhere and back with you. Coming out of the gate running with some new styles of sneakers to “get loud” with as their tagline encourages, Converse is showcasing their new Fall 2013 collection.

The new collection introduces a new shift, attempting at making everything look “premium” and attention-grabbing. While Converse celebrates simplicity in its basic design, the new collections uses that simplicity as a foundation—an empty canvass that one can infuse ones identity into via stunning and bold details. Fall is the time to throw subtlety out the window, it’s time to get loud.

First let’s look at the Chuck Taylor All-Star line, Converse’s most popular and iconic design. The Chucks have evolved from being a functional basketball shoe into the fundamental definition of sneaker culture—artistic and rebellious—the kind of attitude that turns the amp up to 10. But we all know that what we want that knob up to 11, so we’re doing it with studs, spikes and zippers adorned on that classic silhouette.

This louder design direction will definitely compliment the Chuck Taylor All-Star ladies line. Headlining the Ladies’ designs are the rocked out versions of the popular Platforms and Hi-Nesses.

Converse also mixed it up with the materials and the textures, from the sheeny-shiny, to the sparkly, to the rugged—there’s definitely more variety to mix and match outfits with. One could say that it took inspiration from 2012s Converse X John Varvatos Collaboration.

Speaking of John Varvatos, the partnership between this avant-garde designer and Converse is still solid. Varvatos still played around with some of Converse’s classic styles. One of the most touted is the John Varvatos “remake” of the 1986 Converse Weapon, what used to be the most popular basketball sneakers in the world—worn by legends such as Kevin McHale, Isaiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. Much like the 2012 version, it is made of leather. What’s new is the focus on more solid rugged colors, for that well-worn look, and an all-new designer sole.

The Jack Purcell line reached a new level of popularity in the South East Asian region, specifically Hong Kong and Singapore, so there is a renewed focus into improving its design. Named after the eponymous badminton legend, they look strikingly similar to their cousins Chuck Taylor All Stars, but are distinguished by their preppier look and trademark “smile” on the toe. While the new Purcells do fit the preppy, Ivy League look, this fall, its stepping out of its comfort zone and will get a bit dirtier with new printed designs on the canvass. The most popular of these are the new lead gray and phantom camo design.

The Cons line has always been an excellent choice for both its performance and aesthetics. For this fall, both aspects are getting a serious upgrade. The new Cons signature skateshoes are now equipped with sister-company Nike’s popular Lunarlon soles for a better cushioning. Couple that with awesomely vibrant new colorways and you’ve got every reason to wear one.

The new designs will be released periodically beginning July, and will go on until October. Stay tuned on the Converse Philippines’s Website (, Facebook page (, and Twitter (@ConversePH) for release announcements. 

The goods.
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Snakeskin and premium leather.
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CONS (Converse Skateboarding)
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Something for the ladies.
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You see it?
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Jack Purcell. Simple yet elegant.
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Feeling the Pro Leather Lo and Auckland Racer Ox.
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High and Lo.
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Lunarlon insoles!
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These go hard.
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Now that was worth the wait, eh?


Comments (1)

that 'camo gum' is sure to blast, and that's no rocket science. worth the wait indeed.