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Brand: Converse, Engineered Garments

Model: One Star

Key Features: Leather upper, leather lining, Engineered Garments logo on sockliner, cotton laces.

Release Date: October 3 at Nepenthes in New York City, then October 5 at Converse stores and Converse.com

Price: $110 USD each

Buy: Converse

Editor’s Notes: Converse has partnered with Engineered Garments and founder/creative director Daiki Suzuki for a new collaboration on the ever-popular One Star. The collection includes four colorways of the low-top sneaker, each done up in leather featuring a tonal look.

“When approached with the project to work with Converse the idea came from wanting to tell a bit of the history of the company, first and foremost. Chuck Taylor, for us is a perfect shoe that we weren’t sure we could add or subtract to, its remained almost unchanged all this time. The One Star or rather the iterations after the “Leather All Star” was a canvas we thought could be mined to create something new,” Suzuki explains.

“For Nepenthes/Engineered Garments, we have played around with the idea of twisting ideas together, creating negative/positive’s in one pair of shoes. In attempting to create something new, we thought it would be best to start the relationship by revisiting the past and melding the first four (after that “Leather All Star”) models into one,” notes Suzuki. “Doing them all at once will have memories for some, seeing them come out when they did and for others it will be a lesson on how things can change subtly over time. For myself it represents my youth, memories I hold dear.”

Optioned in olive, navy, white and black, you can look forward to the Engineered Garments x Converse One Star releasing this week.

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