Wednesday, September 25, 2019

"Batman" x Converse 80th Anniversary Collaboration

Converse is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Warner Bros’. Batman with the release of a heavily-branded capsule collection of footwear. Comprised of two Chuck ’70s, two pairs of high-top All-Stars and two low-tops in sizes for all the family, the collection takes a deep-dive into the DC archive and delivers six pairs covered in throwback motifs. Inspiration is predominantly drawn from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, tapping into the Pop Art style that was developed and popularized during those eras. The first Chuck ‘70 sports a classic white canvas upper adorned with the pink and yellow logo first seen on the issue of Batman #220, which released on March 1970. The second Chuck ‘70 features various reinterpretations of this same artwork which overlay a black canvas upper.

One of the oldest artworks to feature is taken from Detective Comics #164 released in October 1950. The depiction of Batman and Robin was penciled by Win Mortimer and inked by George Roussos and also appears on the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi-Top. Rounding out the collaborative collection are two pairs of low-tops, one of which depicts the Joker from Batman #251, released in September 1973, and the other sports seven Batman logos on its canvas, which were each introduced at varying times between 1940 to 1986. All six offerings will release on October 1 at select stockists and at on October 21st. Prices range from $35 USD to $100 USD depending on sizing and style.