Release dateDecember 14, 2021
Price in detail$100
NBA players and Converse athletes Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. have just launched a new collection with the brand as we bring you an official look at the Chase the Drip collection. Converse has once again given Gilgeous-Alexander and Oubre Jr. the creative keys to design their own shoe and infuse what is authentically them into a classic silhouette.
As the two players weave their own distinct stories, styles and details into the second chapter of their Chase the Drip journeys, one theme that binds them together is an affinity for timelessness. Inspired by their shared love of thrift and vintage aesthetics, the pair present their own take on Converse’s Pro Leather line.
Kelly Oubre Jr., known to his fans as “The Tsunami Papi”, ushers in the next wave of Chase the Drip with his own take on the Converse Pro Leather Mid. Oubre Jr.’s lifelong predilection for bypassing malls in favor of thrift stores and pursuit of timeless style and brands is reflected throughout the shoe, especially in the upper’s patchwork construction, which consists of four fabrics. A psychedelic graphic pays homage to Oubre Jr.’s experimental style on and off the pitch, while the watercolor camouflage provides a literal reference to Tsunami Papi. Rounding out the patchwork are light blue chambray hits as well as an incorporation of Converse’s Fall 21 apparel graphic. The Pro Leather Mid from Oubre Jr. also features a suede forefoot and a hacked star chevron on the lateral side of the shoe.
Entering his fourth professional season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues to establish himself as a budding star on the pitch and in the tunnel. Gilgeous-Alexander has once again called upon the Converse Pro Leather Ox for his second addition to Chase the Drip, this time adding a lift and a monochromatic white palette that also pops clean or worn. Asymmetry is present throughout the shoe, a nod to Gilgeous – Alexander’s identity beyond basketball. A premium leather upper is adorned with asymmetric quilted detailing, while asymmetric raw edge detailing aligns the star chevron. The shoe’s lining and insole, which features a floral graphic that references the suit worn by Gilgeous-Alexander in the 2018 NBA Draft, provide a striking and striking contrast to the shoe’s upper.
The Chase the Drip x Kelly Oubre Jr. Converse Pro Leather Patchwork and the Chase the Drip x Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Converse Pro Leather Lift are available now in a limited global release at FootLocker.com, Converse.com and select retailers.
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