In a since-deleted Instagram post, Pigalle founder Stéphane Ashpool shared an on-foot shot of a special edition Converse All Star Pro BB. The sneaker, which you can check out above, is apparently for Pigalle’s Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS20 runway show.
The sneaker’s Quadfit mesh tech upper comes in an off-white tone, with a rainbow gradient running along the foxing on the lateral side of the shoe. The drop-in Nike React foam cup sole is white, letting the gradient detailing pop.
The All Star Pro BB represents Converse’s re-entry into the performance basketball market. Pigalle has a special affinity for the sport and a long history of Nike basketball collaborations. Nike, of course, owns Converse and the new shoe is laden with tech built for Nike performance footwear.
Ashpool’s Instagram caption was ambiguous regarding an eventual release. This specific colorway of the All Star Pro BB could be a one-off design for Pigalle’s runway show or it could be set for release down the line. Pigalle’s Paris show is scheduled for 5 p.m. CEST (11 a.m. EDT) on June 23.
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