Converse is working with designer Ryusaku Hiruma of sak once again, this time on a handmade pair of Dr. J Pro Leather sneakers for Fall 2011.
“The Pro Leather shoe changed the basketball sneaker forever. It was worn by Dr J who ushered in the modern era of the game and, back-in the-day, the man and the shoe represented effortless style with remarkable technical skill. In that spirit, we are excited to debut this shoe which fuses sak’s unparalleled skills as a craftsman and the legendary Pro Leather shoe to create a stylish work of art,” says Ian Ginoza, Converse Director of First String and Special Projects.
The sak sneaker features rich, supple, natural brown Italian leather, hand-stitched from upper and rand to insole including leather soles with ink-printed logos and trademark Pro Leather details.
Only 24 pairs will be available September 9, 2011 at Converse First String Retailers. Unmistakable craft and quality. $600 USD.