Fall 2011 Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

We take the latest in zig-zagged sneakers for a spin on NYC streets


From their collection for Target to Marina, the puppet blogger,
playful spirit is hard to miss these days. But their collaboration with Converse, one of the earlier reinventions of the family-run Italian label, is the project that we still gravitate to most. This latest and fourth edition combines a raschel knit (a fabric with a texture almost like crochet) from Missoni’s Spring 2012 collection with a version of a Chuck Taylor All Star that was originally created for the U.S. Military in the ’60s.

With leather accents and a muted colorway of tans and greys, the limited-edition shoe is serious enough for the coming fall season. Missoni’s trademark zig-zags, along with bright blue accents (you can opt for blue laces too) and the luxurious softness of the material keep you cozy, and might just bring out a smile.

Debuting tonight, 8 September 2011, as part of Fashion’s Night Out, the shoes will be available at Missoni boutiques as well as Converse’s First String stores for $200.