Slam Jam and Converse Collaborate on Technical Bosey BootsRelease: 20 March 2021
Italian multidisciplinary platform Slam Jam are extending their long run of collaborative releases well past their recent 30th anniversary with a new collection in partnership with Converse. This colab sees two teched-out takes on the Bosey, which is a modified edition of the Chuck 70, and was last prominently featured in a collaboration with Brain Dead.
The first edition of the Bosey taps into the model’s origins as a wading boot from the 1950s, evident by the ridged rubber toe cap and diamond tread. This secure sole base is paired to an equally rugged upper that is made using a combination of black Lurex (a lightly sheened metallic textile) ripstop fabric that features a silver grid pattern. Extra tall rubber mudguards and midfoot overlays add extra protection from the elements. These boot-like Boseys are far from chunky clunkers – the clever lacing system ensures lace-to-toe cinching.
Similarly, the low-cut alternative follows the same design conventions as the High, but inverts the colour scheme to all-white. Perhaps better suited for snow and well-kept sidewalks rather than soil, this Bosey also uses Lurex ripstop uppers, ridged rubber soles, and the same lace-to-toe eyelets.
The Slam Jam x Converse Bosey collaboration will release initially via Slam Jam on March 20, followed by a wider drop at selected Converse retailers on March 25. There will be matching apparel releasing alongside the sneakers, including reversible Sherpa jackets, pants, and a side pouch.