Every time Converse drops a new version of its recently-popular Chuck ’70 silhouette, we always find something to love about it. With the latest release, there’s even more to love thanks to the creative minds who helped literally pieced it together by way of Los Angeles-based streetwear imprint Brain Dead.
The brand’s founders Kyle Ng and Ed Davis held nothing back when crafting up this eclectic pair of kicks, opting for a mixture of wild prints that range from cheetah print to zebra. Actually, you’ve got American Flag-inspired stripes going down the heel, black & white polka dot print on the tongue — done up in a reverse look for the left and right shoes — duck camo on the medial side of one shoe and stars on the medial portion of the other. The only thing that remains the most in place when comparing the left and right shoes is the signature white midsole, which features “To See And Be Seen As Far As The Eye Can See.” “Who Controls The Control Men.” and “The Same Elsewhere.” script around the entire perimeter.
To assist the footwear, there’s also a nice apparel offering that incorporates an equally spliced steez. The standout “hoodie jacket” is a cross between a MA-1 bomber and a classic hooded sweatshirt, meanwhile an ’80s-inspired “Bananas Sweatshirt” and carryalls that incorporate the same mashup materials from the footwear complete the set. In short, there’s a lot going on here but somehow it all works perfectly to make one super eclectic and creative collab.
Pick up this Brain Dead x Converse Chuck ’70 collaboration starting this Friday (October 26) for $109 USD at Converse and select retailers, including Sneakersnstuff. Check out more angles of the design below, and hit up the web portal for this release to get a deeper look inside the creation of the collab: