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Converse Unveils the Sustainable Chuck Taylor All Star Crater

Three sneakers reference Nike's Space Hippie effort, but remain true to their iconic silhouette

The 100-year-old Chuck Taylor All Star remains not only Converse‘s most popular offering, but also one of the most universally recognizable sneakers. The brand’s desire to develop the shoe with more sustainable materials could have comprised the classic style, but designers decided to “preserve the DNA of the world’s most iconic sneaker”—a brief that seems simple at first, but proves more difficult as you attempt …

Nike’s Experimental 2020 ISPA Releases

The "Improvise. Scavenge. Protect. Adapt." label references previous releases while remaining future-forward

Launched in late 2018, the ISPA label (and acronym for improvise, scavenge, protect, and adapt) fits within the Nike Design Exploration initiative, a space for the “convergence of athlete data and digital design” to inform new and interesting sneakers and apparel. ISPA also references Nike’s past and acts a bridge between the designs that predate its inception and those forthcoming. The label’s logo—an amalgamation of …