by Stephen Garner

Vince Staples x ConverseAmerican rapper Vince Staples has teamed up again with Converse on a new capsule collection.

Looking to the Converse archives, Staples was drawn to an unexpected silhouette: the Converse Thunderbolt. On the Thunderbolt, natural, transparent colors and textures are juxtaposed with contrast stitching, high gloss / reflective accents and a graphical language representative of modern Californian aesthetics. This graphic language is most prominent in the collection’s “RUN” graphic, crafted in an archived ‘80s style font and 3-D printed onto the heel of the sneaker.

The accompanying three-piece apparel collection consists of a track pant, crew sweatshirt and varsity jacket, each of which have distinctive stitch piping. The apparel is further unified by a key color, vibrant orange, which is a nod to Staples’ first collection with Converse and contrasts the collection’s milder and darker tones.

The Converse x Vince Staples collection, which retails from $90 to $350, is now available on and retailers globally.