Converse x Original Jams: Skidgrip Mid-Shoe

by Laura Neilson


More than twenty years after their original collaboration, Converse is high-fiving with Original Jams once again for a small—but definitely noticeable—Spring '09 collection.

To celebrate the collaboration-slash-reunion, Converse will debut an exact replica of its Original Jams Skidgrip mid-shoe. As an awesome flashback to the surf and skate scene of the 1980s, the shoe comes decked out in an acid-hued zig-zaggy print, matching multicolored eyelets and laces, and the Original Jams side license plate-style logo.

Other shoes in the collection will include a low-top skidgrip version, and a Chuck Taylor All Star high and low top sneaker—all designed with authentic graphic patterns and color schemes straight from the Jams archives.

The Jams collection will be available this month for $55-$70 at Converse retailers and online.