30 Jun Converse Celebrates Japanese Culture with Suminagashi Release
Chuck Taylor is heading East for a bit of inspiration in latest limited-edition All Star pack by Converse.
Inspired by the Japanese painting technique known as Suminagashi (“ink-floating”), the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Suminagashi celebrates the particular appropriation of these patterns in late 1960s and 1970s psychedelic clothing and performance art.
The shoe’s swirling marble-patterned uppers—one red, one black—are overlaid with rubberized polka dots, which were also prevalent in the era. The silhouette is finished by aged-gloss midsoles and toecaps, and playful polka dot outsoles.