NEXUSVII and Converse Japan Drop Sustainable Chuck Taylor All Star HighRelease: 14 January 2022
Tomohiro Konno's NEXUSVII celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and it's kicking year 21 off with a new Converse Japan colab: a sustainable Chuck Taylor All Star High,. Though NEXUSVII's Chuck may look simple at first glance, its true details are provided by the uniquely sustainable construction it boasts.
Organic canvas is used for the upper, while the brown shade present is provided by natural dye extracted from Yakusugi trees, ancient Japanese cedars from the island of Yakushima that are over 1,000 years old! Apart from the ultra-special canvas, NEXUSVII's Chuck Taylor All Star High features heel counters that re-use old fishing nets and industrial waste, outsoles made of recycled rubber and insoles constructed of 98 per cent 'eco-friendly material'. The shoe's special construction is acknowledged by text hits inside its tongue and on its insole, while a signature Converse badge on the lateral collar and classic white rubber midsoles/toe caps with black foxing complete the look.
If you're looking to cop a pair of the unique NEXUSVII x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High, you can do so now via Converse Japan – where they just released after a soft launch on the NEXUSVII webstore at the top of the year. The MSRP is set at a tax-included ¥14,300, roughly $126 in US dollars.