That new Vince Staples x Converse is on the way.
In its latest endeavors, the Converse brand has unveiled plans to launch a series of exclusive collaborations with a select group of individuals and brands as a means of offering up beautiful new designs influenced by the points of culture throughout the globe. Most recently, famed tattoo artist Dr. Woo uncovered his collection of sneakers with the brand and it looks like we'll be getting a collaboration from Vince Staples before the end of the month as well.
Clearly drawing inspiration from the concept and artwork of his Big Fish Theory sophomore album, Vince recently took to his Instagram page to preview images of his forthcoming collab. The new shoes will be made available in the classic high top and oxford styles of the Chuck 70 with the primary colorway being orange as opposed to the darker pair available in the capsule.
Both styles come outfitted with an aquarium sock liner, the Big Fish Theory album artwork on the outsole, and "Vince Staples" embroidered on the medial collar. In addition to the shoes, priced from $100-$110, the collection will also include a pullover hoodie with the phrase "SEA" prominently printed on the back in reference to Vince's Beats 1 podcast "Section Eight Arthouse."
This collaboration was only a matter of time, given Vince's previous involvement in Converse's "Forever Chuck" series, highlighting the brand's signature Chuck Taylor silhouette and showcasing his allegiance to the shoe.
"I haven’t worn another shoe other than the Chuck for the past two years," he noted. "It makes me relatable and reachable, and that’s important for me to be relatable to the people who listen to my music. ...That shoe is always going to permeate, I don’t see it going anywhere any time soon. It’s something correlated directly with Southern California. It’s something that’s consistent."
The Converse x Vince Staples collection will be made available via Converse and at other global retailers on January 25. Check out full images of the capsule below.