by Brian Lipton

CONVERSEConverse is launching the Converse All Star Modern sneaker, a new silhouette inspired by the brand’s 1920 All Star sneaker and its heritage in basketball. The new Converse All Star Modern collection includes both Hi and Ox silhouettes featuring circular knit uppers and innovative features including Nike Hyperfuse, a contoured full-length Phylon outsole, a TPU-fused overlaid toecap, plus a neoprene split tongue and lining.

To introduce the collection, Converse will also be dropping a limited-edition Converse All Star Modern HTM sneaker, designed by HTM, the creative team consisting of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker. It will feature a premium and flexible goat leather upper, and will be neatly finished with a debossed All Star ankle patch and HTM logo on the heel pull tab. This release marks the first time the HTM team has designed footwear outside of the Nike brand.

The Converse All Star Modern HTM sneaker will be available on Thursday, June 9 for $180 exclusively at NikeLab retail stores worldwide and, It will be available in black and White colorways. Meanwhile, the Converse All Star Modern sneaker collection will be available on Thursday, June 16 for $140 USD (Hi) and $130 USD (Ox), respectively, at Converse retail stores, and select pinnacle retailers. It will be available in black, action red, lucid green, soar blue and Wwite colorways.

“The Converse All Star Modern is a perfect fusion of our sport heritage with modern design,” said Bryan Cioffi, vice president and creative director of Converse Global Footwear. “With this collection, Converse is delivering a comfortable, lightweight product that’s new, exciting and modern, but still feels very Converse.”