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Music January, 14 2010

The Clash x Converse Chuck Taylor Collection

Joe Strummer once proclaimed “the future is unwritten” and The Clash’s groundbreaking mix of rock, reggae, soul and funk went on to define and re-write it. Part of the original wave of British punk rock, The Clash’s stripped-down and eclectic garage sound stood in defiance to the highly-produced, stadium rock sounds that dominated the 70s. Synonymous with punk rock and those who change the rules, Chuck Taylor All Star shoes serve as the medium for striking designs each with subtle detail and graphics.

Leading the collection is a special tribute version of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe in white, which marks the 30th anniversary of the album London Calling. The arresting album cover designs bring rock-ready graphics to Converse rubber. Combat rock references abound on fresh high-tops with clean Clash skull and cross bones logos. A simple version of classic Chucks in olive drab punctuates the band’s revolutionary style with campaign pins fastened to military drab uppers. Hitting select Converse retailers this week.

More looks from The Clash x Converse Chuck Taylor Collection follow.


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