Legendary designer Rick Owens has released a surprise collab with Converse, reworking the Chuck 70 through his DRKSHDW line. The collaboration continues Owens’ relationship with Converse, with the designer previously referencing the brand’s footwear through his own releases such as the Spring/Summer 2014 DRKSHDW Ramones High-Top sneaker.
The Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 is the first time the silhouette has received a square toe construction, with other details including an extended tongue. The collab comes in a classic black and white colourway with Converse and DRKSHDW branding appearing on the tongue.
Launching the collaboration – which will include more sneakers over the course of 2021 – Owens said: “When I see something ubiquitous, I feel like I want to twist it. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s some kind of teenage rage. But it’s one of the biggest draws of the Chuck Taylor All Star.
Expect the Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse TURBODRK Chuck 70 to hit Converse’s dedicated website in the near future in a unisex run priced between $165 and $170. A white colorway will see a later release. FYI, GOAT has pairs you can buy right now, so be sure to check out their site.
In other footwear news, here are the other collaborations Converse has on the way.