I grew up never owning a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor and it's like never secretly smoked in your childhood. It's just not complete! I did pick up some cigaret butts on the floor and let myself get lost in the mysterious fume, in case you wonder. I've done some other pretty bad things too, but never bought a Converse. I guess street punk was never my thing and the thought of sweaty barefoot against rubber soles is just ~~!!
Now I've done many things that I swore I would never do, including wearing sneakers barefoot, why not getting a pair of Converse? How about three? I laid my eyes on these three particular styles a while ago. Converse with Commes Des Garcons Play and Converse with Missoni are two most successfully collaborations since the Converse with John Varvatos. Sustaining the street basketball spirits of Converse, these two collaboration brilliantly blend in the style of each brand, one with the signature red hart logo and one with the zigzag fabric.
The Converse plus Missoni for Fall 2010 is extremely rare and only available at AlohaRag.com. I didn't get on-line quick enough to grab my size and the 7.5 that I got was a bit tight so I reluctantly sold it on eBay for a profit~~
I'm grateful that I'm still not too old to pull of street punk and now let's have some funky fun ~~
The Converse + Commes Des Garcons Chuck Taylor is available in these places:
www.ssense.com (Website that stocks both street and luxe brand names and ships to US)