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Brand: Converse x One Block Down
Model: Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Hi
Key Features: The collaboration sees one of Converse’s most iconic silhouettes hand brushed with a resistant resin, and dipped in a considerably thicker, more rubbery resin to create a contrasting line above its tooling system.
Release Date: In-store on November 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. CET, followed by an online release at midnight on November 16.
Price: €110 (Approximately $121 USD)
Buy: The first release will be available exclusively in One Block Down’s Milan store, with the second release launching online at oneblockdown.it.
Editor’s Notes: In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Italian multi-brand retailer One Block Down has collaborated with Converse to release a take on the latter’s iconic Chuck 70.
Marketed under the moniker of “Protect Your Icon,” the Converse x One Block Down release has built off the sneaker’s original 1970s design, deliberately nuancing its form with a hand-brushed resin finish. The resulting product is a sneaker that is emblematic of the idea of “timelessness,” and opens up a dialogue between industrial production methods and conceptual design.
The “Protect Your Icon” pack will be available in two classic Chuck Taylor colorways of black and parchment, and represents the radicalization of cultural symbols.