words // Brennan Hiro Williams
Converse turned in a strong 2011 in the sneaker world, spearheaded by the premium First String program and a long list of interesting collaborations. As usual, many of the most popular offerings were original Converse models, or at least based off of them. The brand showed that there is a lot of life left in staples such as the Chuck Taylor All Star.
Following up on our Best of 2011 - New Balance list from earlier today, let's take a look back at a sampling of Converse's best releases from 2011.
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Converse First String Straight Shooter Spec Hi
One of the best from the First String line, the Straight Shooter Spec Hi utilized sleek suede and leather in black and burgundy colorways. The asymmetrical toe cap and tonal canvas cut out complete the shoe.
Converse (PRODUCT) RED Chuck Taylor All Star by José Parlá
The José Parlá-designed Chuck Taylor All Star features a laser-printed rendition of Parlá's Ephemeral Pitches, and Notes, Rhythm and Phonetics. The standout sneaker serves a larger purpose, though, supporting the Global Fund's fight aga...