Comme des Garcons Play and Converse Bring Hearts to the One StarRelease: 28 July 2022
When you think of 'Converse with the hearts,' the first silhouette that comes to mind is likely the Chuck 70. However, the collaboration between Comme des Garcons' Play line and Converse also includes pairs like the Pro Leather and Jack Purcell, and now it's set to grow by one more with the addition of the classic One Star.
Originally debuted as a basketball sneaker in 1974, the One Star found its cultural niche in 1993 when it was re-retroed and became a staple of the skate and grunge scenes, even winding up on the feet of Kurt Cobain and Guy Mariano. Since then, it's become a key piece of Converse's lifestyle release schedule – and here it's presented in familiar black and white colourways, each with bright red detailing on the midfoot logo and a single sideways heart printed on the lateral quarter. Another less visible heart is printed on the insole, while high-gloss midsoles plus contrast stitching and heel stays round off the look.
If you're looking to bring a little extra heart (and heat) to your sneaker rotation, you can expect the Comme des Garcons Play x Converse One Star collection to touch down at the retailers listed below on July 28. Each pair is priced at $130.
For more Converse One Star news, click here to check out our recent interview with Ibn Jasper ahead of his One Star colab release.