Brand: non-native x Wacko Maria x Converse
Model: All Stars 100
Release date: December 18
Price: ¥19,800 (about $174)
To buy: Online at Wacko Maria (Japanese exclusive) and Coverchord (international stores)
Editor’s notes: Three’s a crowd – the saying usually aptly applies to three-way collaborations, thanks to a lack of distinct direction, the result of too many cooks in the kitchen.
There are, of course, occasions when three brands manage to blend symbiotically to create meaningful products. Some good examples of successful triple threats include BAPE x Undefeated x adidas Consortium, Lance Mountain x Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 and Diamond Supply Co. x Ronnie Fieg x ASICS.
Over the years, Converse has played on the web for countless collaborations. including memorable efforts alongside Rick Owens, Feng Chen Wang and Footpatrol’s two-tone rendition of the Chuck Taylor Hi.
For its latest collaborative release, the brand effortlessly demonstrates how to successfully create a three-way team.
Incorporating non-native Japanese streetwear staples and Wacko Maria into the fold, the partnership frames the All Star 100 Hi in a new utilitarian aesthetic, achieved by using a removable zipper pull tab and rope laces that are slightly thicker than standard. habit.
Both colorways – black and white – feature a textured dyed canvas that exudes a vintage military feel, unique from the standardized version of the silhouette.
An additional, subtle yet bold detail comes in the form of Wacko Maria’s instantly recognizable base leopard print pattern on the inside of the lace portion, providing an added stylistic touch to the otherwise composed construction.
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