Converse Essentials Collection

Launching the new range for all genders, along with a collaboration with Fragment founder Hiroshi Fujiwara

Diverging from the tech-heavy, ’90s-influenced activewear and athleisure gear that’s still saturating the industry, Converse announced its Essentials collection today. Comprised of super-simple, 100% cotton pieces, the range does have a retro tinge—but rather than nodding to a flashy era, it conjures a ’60s collegiate vibe. Almost like the Chuck Taylor All Star of apparel, the collection includes mainstays like sweat pants, hoodies, crewnecks and …

The Converse Auckland Modern Running Shoe

A new silhouette with a comfortable, dynamic fit

Despite a retro aesthetic that harkens back to running shoes of the ’70s and ’80s, Converse‘s recently released Auckland Modern is entirely present day. A previous iteration of the shoe’s silhouette debuted back in 1984 for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, but this new version is more than just a visual upgrade. There are a few predominant features that warrant attention here. First, the …

Converse Rubber Tracks Studio Takeover

84 artists will gain access to Abbey Road Studios, Sunset Sound, Jamaica's Tuff Gong and more

While in Boston for the launch of Converse’s Chuck Taylor IIs, we had an opportunity to step into the brand’s Rubber Tracks recording studio. More than beautiful, the acoustically attune facility sports some of the best equipment around—all available to use for free if one applies. For those who aren’t aware, there are two other Rubber Tracks studios offering the same deal—one in Brooklyn and …