Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Converse Chuck 70 VLTG

Converse’s much more recent run continues to wander the realm of the abstract, either coming out ripped to shreds and stitched back a la Frankenstein’s monster or simply painted on with many a bold print. More so the latter this time around, the imprint has taken two iterations of the Chuck 70 and given them each their own unique geometric print under the recently introduced VLTG collections. The white colorway, whose presentation is a bit more toned down, opts for zig-zag lines as its choice of motif: the maximalist pattern lies in soft perpetuity as it covers much of the entire front toe while also outlining a small square at the tongue as if a tongue label. In comparison, the darker alternative seems to be a more involved usage of negative space with the black of the smooth leather ending at the rear and swapping over to a full heel of lighter contrast.