Keith Haring Artworks Make this Converse Colab Very CollectableRelease: 13 May 2021
Keith Haring was a renegade of the art world, and his distinctive handstyle went beyond the easel and onto the tiled walls of New York’s subway system throughout the 1980s. Though his flame burned hard and fast, the spirit of his style lives on today in many forms, including this new collaborative collection with Converse that expresses signature Haring motifs on both classic and contemporary models.
The standout Chuck 70 is literally the perfect canvas for DIY artistry, so the Haring connection is spiritually strong. Rather than paint or markers, Converse have featured a large graphic imposed over the midsole and ankle, changing from rubber print into embroidery – much like the way Haring transcended mediums. And these reliable methods make for an enduring expression of his artwork.
Similarly, the Run Star Hike adds a layer of permanence to Haring’s artwork by way of thick white embroidery decorating the black canvas ankles. This straightforward black and white colourway is boosted with the Run Star Hike’s heightened midsoles, ripple tread, and red accents.
Elsewhere, the Pro Leather Low and Chuck Taylor All Star continue the Haring motifs with all-over black prints on white bases, plus choice red embellishment. The Pro Leather adds a bold contrasting black chevron logo on the lateral and medial midfoot. While the whole family can rock the Chucks, which begin at a toddler’s size 4 and run up all the way to a men’s 13.
Add some art to your sneaker rotation by picking up the Keith Haring x Converse collection today directly from Converse.