After joining forces in 2017, Converse and NEIGHBORHOOD team up once again for a capsule collection that effortlessly combines utilitarian and classic aesthetics.
As one of the most sought-after brands in Japan, NEIGHBORHOOD founder Shinsuke Takizawa reintroduces his uncanny ability to fuse multiple genres into highly sought-after product. The 25 year-old brand re-interprets elements from motorcycle culture to military to outdoor to traditional Japanese themes.
For this collection, Takizawa wanted to add his signature design style to the Jack Purcell—a Converse silhouette identified by its instantly recognizable “smile,” born out of a modernization of a badminton shoe nearly 85 years ago.
The silhouette features inscribed Japanese Kanji text that translates to “teiko,” meaning “resistance.” It is crafted with a premium suede upper and rubber molded heel cap as well as functional details and distinct nuances.
As with the 2017 collection, the capsule also includes a triple black Chuck 70 that comes to life in leather and suede and functional details, like the moto strap over the upper.
The Converse x NEIGHBORHOOD capsule collection will launch on August 24 at Commonwealth PH, Sole Academy, and Converse Greenbelt.