Converse has teamed up with Canadian store and magazine Inventory on the One Star Academy for Summer 2013. Not the star of many Converse collaborative projects, Inventory chose to work on the low top sneaker and give it a premium, yet subtle makeover, perfectly in line with the general aesthetic and philosophy of all products from the Canadian retailer. Premium suede, tonal upper, and a leather lining make the Converse for Inventory One Star Academy a solid everyday summer sneaker.
“Launched as the Suede All Star in the early 1970s, this model is often referred to as the Jack Star, and although it’s made sporadic appearances in the Converse catalogue since, it has always been overshadowed by the Chuck Taylor, the Jack Purcell, and the original One Star. Recently elements of the under-appreciated model formed the basis of Anthony Pappalardo’s signature skate shoe, but after parting ways with Converse that seems destined for obscurity too.”
The sneaker is available in athletic navy and antique white for $90 USD directly from Inventory.