CLOT’s New Converse Chuck 70 Colab Recalls Earlier EffortRelease: 18 June 2021
Edison Chen’s CLOT label has been busy lately, as the long-running brand continues to churn out collaboration after collaboration. They’re now ready to drop two new (sort of) pairs of Converse within days. Some OG fans will recall these ,Chuck 70s echoing CLOT’s First String (Converse’s now-defunct premium tier) Chuck Taylor from 2011, a variant which was sort of a precursor to today’s Chuck 70. Now, things haven’t gone completely full circle, because while there are some similarities to that previous effort, this isn’t simply a retro release.
The Chuck 70 is now more or less the default model for Converse colabs, and it opens up much more material and colour combinations for the collaborators. In CLOT’s case, the low-cut option is a near one-to-one remake of the 2011 Chuck in grey suede. However, the eagle eyed will spot the contrast white eyelet is now placed at the bottom row, rather than the top like the OG. A stamped nubuck tongue tag completes the colab, as does a gum rubber contrast strip on the toe bumper.
Meanwhile, the high-cut accompaniment is a new addition to the CLOT x Converse canon, and adds striking red stitching and faux silkscreen laces to a clean white canvas upper. Like its low-cut sibling, there is a contrast bottom eyelet and stamped nubuck tongue tag.
The CLOT x Converse Chuck 70s will release on June 18 from Juice store locations and online.