Converse and UNDEFEATED have merged their storied athletic heritage with contemporary detailing this summer, unveiling a collaborative spin on the iconic Weapon silhouette. Drawing inspiration from UNDEFEATED’s distinctive camouflage print, the capsule collection introduces two captivating colorways, seamlessly marrying sport and modern street style.
The partnership delves into revered Converse classics, such as Chuck 70 and One Star, reinterpreting them through the lens of both sport and utility while honoring UNDEFEATED’s essence. The collaborative Chuck 70 Mid introduced in 2021, influenced by military aesthetics and camouflage, laid the foundation for the latest Weapon capsule.
Formerly associated with rivalry, the Weapon silhouette now serves as a conduit for fostering community and connection, a shift highlighted by Converse’s reintroduction. Captured by multifaceted creatives across Los Angeles, New York City, and Paris, the collaborative silhouette becomes a canvas for urban expression.
A full leather Vintage White upper dominates the Converse x UNDEFEATED Weapon, allowing intricate details to shine. Branded UNDEFEATED and PLAY DIRTY logos adorn the Y-bar, while an embossed UNDEFEATED logo graces the heel atop an Egret cup sole. The UNDEFEATED 5-strike logo is a focal point on the tongue’s woven label, and nods to the brand’s roots appear in both the sock liner and tongue label in Chive, representing Los Angeles, and Castle Wall, representing New York.
The Converse x UNDEFEATED Weapon in Chive debuts on September 2 via UNDEFEATED LA and Undefeated.com. Details for the Castle Wall release will be disclosed later. The collection will be available on Converse.com and SNKRS from September 14, 2023, capturing the fusion of classic and contemporary aesthetics.