Model: Converse x Kim Jones KJ Chuck 70
Drop date: April 9
Inspired by British fashion and weather: As a Brit himself, Kim Jones took inspiration from his home country’s Spring fashion sensibilities and temperamental weather when designing his Chuck 70. The end result is a Chuck that has waterproof capabilities that can handle the season’s weather while looking fresh on the streets of London.
Jones incorporates ’90s design cues into his Chuck 70, including the addition of varnished rubber overlays and a speed-lace system that offers a sleek aesthetic. It also gets a chunkier raised midsole
Minimal co-branding: As seen on his Air Max 95, Kim Jones steers away from loud in-your-face branding. His name is subtly embroidered onto the tongue and makes a second appearance on the co-branded insole.
Final note: Jones nailed his collaboration with Converse and, unlike his recent release with Nike, it should fly off shelves. Released as sneakerheads grow more receptive to silhouettes like the Converse Run Star Hike Lugged, the KJ Chuck 70 should be hard to cop especially since it will get a very limited run.
Buy here: The Kim Jones x Converse KJ Chuck 70 is set to drop in Singapore on April 9 and will be available at Limited Edt, Dover Street Market Singapore and Converse stores at Jewel Changi Airport and Ngee Ann City.