Last year, Maison Martin Margiela and Converse teamed up to release a limited edition sneaker collection featuring the Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell sneakers covered in white paint. This year, they’re back with a second sneaker collection extending the original white overpaint concept with the All Star Chuck ‘70 and Jack Purcell sneakers in ultra-soft premium leather.
“We’re pleased to offer a new expression of such a great collaboration between Converse and the Maison,” says Maison Martin Margiela. “The story of two like-minded brands continues with the evolution of the sneaker collection where personal expression is at the forefront, revealing the expression of vibrant colors shining through an incognito white coat that ages with time.”
Like the first collection, the more the Converse Maison Martin Margiela sneakers are worn, the more the paint cracks to reveal the hidden, bold color. Original heritage colorways from the Converse archives are hidden under the white paint featuring: Amber Glow and True Navy with the Converse All Star Chuck ’70 and Azure Blue and Biking Red with the Converse Jack Purcell. The sneaker also features the discreet yet distinguishable Maison Martin Margiela logo on the tongue, and both silhouettes are accented with painted and non-painted lace options.
The Converse Maison Martin Margiela sneaker collection will be available for purchase globally on Friday, May 23 at Converse San Francisco, Santa Monica and Soho stores, Maison Martin Margiela stores, select Converse First String retailers for a suggested retail price of $250 USD.
Hopefully I can get my hands on a pair! More photos after the jump…
Photos courtesy of Converse
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