Today, Converse announced the launch of its First String Standards Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Made in Maine boot for Holiday 2012. A limited-edition boot that embodies American craftsmanship, the boots are constructed entirely in the USA, in partnership with the Highland Shoe Company as a celebration of Converse’s rich American heritage and as a nod to New England’s historic hand crafted tradition.

Converse First String is a limited-edition collection that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Made in Maine Collection launches November 30th, 2012 at Converse boutiques in New York City and Boston, and select First String retailers globally.

Only 80 pairs will be available and the boots will retail for $350 USD and will be available in men’s sizes 7 – 13.

See more about the production of this boot at Selectism.

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