Converse just opened their first mall-based brick and mortar store this past weekend at the Westfield Garden State Plaze in Paramus, New Jersey. As your reading this, your probably thinking you’ve seen a location or two before but this is actually their first mall-based store. This will be their fourth stand alone store and will offer some in-store exclusives, as well as having a “Ink Bar” where customers can customize their shoes while shopping. We’re hoping Converse decides to give us Chicagoans a retail location in the near future. Hit the jump for some more images from inside Converse New Jersey.
For this week’s short-films, Converse Rubber Tracks has premiered a new exclusive piece featuring EPMD. In “Oh Hello”, legendary hip-hop duo EPMD discuss their early days from meeting in Brentwood to splicing tape tape together to make loops, and how to stay relevant in an ever-changing music scene.
Converse releases this tasty treat right before Christmas, featuring the traditional Converse low top silhouette with a modern edge. Offers a rich, leather upper, brown laces and metal eyelets. Available in two colorways, black and chocolate. Get your pair at select Converse retailers or online.
The Converse Jack Purcell Mid Boat fuses the original design elements with solid and timeless new aspects. For this version of the shoe, the colorways come in strong tan and dark grey. Both are now available from newly-launched Park & Bond.
Continue under the cut for more photos of the two colorways.
Converse meets up with Bad Meet Evil which is comprised of Eminem and Royce da 5’9″. They discuss Hell: The Sequel album, as well as their collaboration with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. The shoe will be released today in Boston and New York.
Let’s be honest — there is certainly no shortage of Converse Chuck Taylor renditions floating out and about in the world today. In fact, the market has become somewhat over-saturated with them, but the brand still tends to produce a gem here and there. Just so happens that one such scheme has surfaced in the form of the Chuck Taylor Specialty Ox. Featuring solid uppers, matched with a tonal toe box and tonal laces, the near royal blue drop seen here is a must for your Spring/Summer 2011 repertoire. So cop accordingly through the UK’s Crooked Tongues for $65.
Debuted just last night by Wiz Khalifa, during his performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Ronnie Fieg’s latest purely heat offering has now surfaced (lucky for us) and is slated for a Friday release. The one of four make-up within the Fieg x Converse Star Player 75 line-up dons leather atop leather atop perforated calf-skin lining. All premium, all the time. And if the quality components don’t set you over the top, when have you seen a more fierce colorway than the all-red-everything utilized here? That’s right — we didn’t think so. But limited to solely 250 pairs, we suggest you set your alarm for Friday, April 15 at 10am, where the Red Converse Star Player 75 Low Deluxe will be available through the David Z. flagship in NY and online, for $105. Ready, set, go. Hit the jump for a closer look, as well as the footage of Young Khalifa stuntin’ on ‘em.
The guru, Mr. Ronnie Fieg is back at it. This time linking with the iconic Converse brand in the re-working of a classic duo, the Star Player 75 Lo and Hi. Utilizing premium calfskin leather, these tonal beauties are undeniably a little something for the grown and sexy. Leather laces set both silos off, as this set is a must-have when they drop on March 18th via DavidZ. As only 300 units will be available, we suggest you act fast, as the Navy Hi’s are retailing for $110 and the Olive Ox Lo for $105.