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Monday, August 6, 2007

Converse X Dondi White

In October, Converse will be releasing a PRODUCT RED sneaker in conjunction with the estate of graff-legend, Mr Dondi White (one of the founding fathers of graffiti as we know it).

The estate of the artist send over some old sketchbooks, out of which the Converse designers chose designs for the sneakers. There will be a more commercial white edition and a very limited black edition of the sneaker. Find out all the details of the project in the mini interview that Sneaker Freaker held with the Converse head designer on this project here.

I've pretty much been a slacker up to this point on the Product Red Converse. There have been plenty of releases that I found appealing, but I haven't purchased any yet. I am really enjoying the Red/Maroon/White Weapon Ox that Eastbay has. I am very excited about these Pro Leathers. On first glance I really like the suede on the heel tab and the Chevron and Star. Then I noticed the ice soles and for whatever reason I am a sucker for them. Ultimately what I really love about these is how subtle they are. The design elements on the upper of the shoe blend in with the rest of the upper. However, when you look at the insole and the outsole the color and designs explode. Check out the interview that I linked to above. Thanks for reading and remember

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