Calling all sneakerheads and Rei Kawakubo worshippers: Converse and Comme des Garçons have extended their partnership once more, collaborating on the fourth iteration of Comme des Garçons Play’s Converse Chuck Taylors. The latest collection, called Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Play Comme des Garçons, features four new styles of Converse’s classic All Star Chuck 70 style, done in both high-top and low “ox” silhouettes. As with the past collections, Comme des Garçons Play’s signature graphic heart logo, created by New York-based graphic artist Filip Pagowski, is prominently featured, and in this go-around, the image is much larger, with the tip of the heart cut off by the sneaker’s sole, creating a playful illusion of the cartoon’s eyes peering over the heel. Done in black and white canvas options, the sneaker features heavy-grade canvas uppers and a smaller version of the brand’s signature rubber toe-box.
Converse and Comme des Garçons began their partnership in 2009, born out of Kawakubo’s affection for the Chuck Taylor All Star style originally produced in the Fifties for the U.S. Army. The new collection, available today, will be sold at Dover Street Market, as well as additional global retail partners, for $125.