#SS2016Preview Snaps: Converse Spring Summer Press Preview
Converse rocked the sneaker universe, opening 2016 with its Converse Spring Summer Press Preview the other day. Converse Philippines showcased the latest sneaker collection featuring the Chuck Taylor All Star Footwear, Cons, and Jack Purcell at Pineapple Lab in Makati City, a few days ago.
The new collection explores innovative materials, bold patterns, bright colors and woven textures that forebodes the feeling of summer and spring. Add to that the new apparel collection in the same sphere.
New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Collection
From all the three collections of Chuck Taylor All Star Footwear, Cons, and Jack Purcell, it was the former which caught Blogger Manila‘s attention the most. Perhaps it was Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II‘s continued push for innovation made evident through the use of new materials and prints.
Now, let’s give a rundown of some of the highlights during the press review in order of their availability throughout 2016.
* Due to later embargo dates, we cannot show some photos of the new Converse sneakers at this point in time. Stay tuned ot this blog for updates soon. Check out my fisheye preview of last year’s Spring Collection 2015.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols
You might have heard about this already by now as Converse celebrates the legendary band, Sex Pistols, with the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols collaboration which is out this month – January 2016!
The collection features colors, materials and graphics inspired by the band’s iconic style and album art. It features details such as stitch detailing and graphic overlays. Each style includes the iconic Sex Pistols logo on the tongue of the sneaker as well as in the foot bed. The apparel collection combines elevated fabrics and graphic executions that also represent the spirit of the Sex Pistols.
With an SRP of Php 3,510, it is now available in colors: Parchment, Thunder, White Multi
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Mono
In stark contrast to the bright colorways of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Neon below, the classic monochrome black and parchment Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II are also offered this season. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Mono includes both colorways in high top and low top silhouettes.
With an SRP of Php 3,990, it is now available in colors: Black, White
More about the Chuck Taylor All Star II Mono in our special feature and review next week!
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Print
As the name suggests, this model features a reflective print that enhances visibility in dark environments. The collection includes a classic camouflage print and repeat star print. The new reflective material compliments existing innovative features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, padded non-slip tongue and super soft micro-suede lining.
With an SRP of Php 3,990, it will be available starting March 2016 in colors: Sandy, White, Black
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber Low Top
Just in case the rainy season in the Philippines mixes with “summer“, then your’re prepared with the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber Low Top.
It offers the water resistance desired during the rainy spring season in monochromatic colors. A gusseted tongue allows for protection from rain and puddles, and they added a new molded EVA sock liner for additional comfort when trekking through the elements.
With an SRP of Php 3,350, it will be available starting March 2016 in colors: Black, Red, Parchment
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni
This season, the celebrated Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni collection returns with a reinterpretation of Missoni’s signature zigzag.
These angular lines, amply named “The Flame,” boast a printed canvas with woven metallic threading. A leather tongue and heel tab makes this the perfect sneaker for the fashion journey from runway to street.
With an SRP of Php 3,990, it will be available starting March 2016 in colors: Road Trip Blue, Auburn, Black
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit
Transition is the keyword here. Moving from spring into summer, Converse launches a colorful textured knit material, to produce dimension and depth. The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit collection provides maximum style while still delivering on superior comfort.
With an SRP of Php 3,990, it will be available starting April 2016 in colors: Volt Green, Black, Yellow, Roadtrip Blue, Red, White, Spray Paint Blue .
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Iridescent Leather
By this time, the rainy season has really befallen the Philippines and the iridescent shimmer on the rain soaked pavement served as the perfect inspiration for the women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Iridescent Leather.
With an SRP of Php 4,250, it will be available starting April 2016 only in Black.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven
As the summer starts to heat up, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Summer Woven is here to help you keep cool. This unique canvas weave structure is hand woven and allows for superior breathability and comfort. Available in classic colorways, it also features a minimally lined interior that allows the silhouette to move and flex with the foot.
With an SRP of Php 4,390 & Php 3,990, it will be available starting May 2016 in colors: Dolphin, White Multi
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Neon
Out & loud with the new bold and bright colorways with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Neon. Bright colors, inspired by festival light shows during epic music performances, come alive on the durable, premium canvas of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II silhouette.
With an SRP of Php 3,990, it will be available starting May 2016 in colors: Teal, Green Gecko, Volt Green, Red.
Converse Deck Star Slip ‘67
Flashback, anyone? The Deck Star Slip ’67, originally launched in 1967, makes a comeback this season. This heritage model boasts a higher foxing tap, glossy mid-sole and a molded sock liner for additional comfort. Offered in canvas executions, this summer slip boasts vintage style with a modern feel.
With an SRP of Php 2,950, it will be available starting June 2016 in colors: Black, Navy, Natural, Red
Of Texture & Lunarlons
In summary, Converse Spring Summer Press Preview 2016 is all about textures on the outside and the influx of the Lunarlon fever on the inside as Converse applies the technology to more models this 2016.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Knit explores innovative materials with a textured knit upper. The women’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Crochet provides breathability for summer months while the men’s Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven keeps feet light and cool
Additionally, the season introduces the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Footwear showcasing iconic imagery and artwork from the legendary punk band that brought chaos into music.
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Which one in the new Chuck Taylor All Star collection are you looking forward to? Or maybe you’re eyeing the Cons or collections?
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The Converse Cons with lunarlon looks cool!
Congratulations Converse Philippines!