The iconic and internationally recognized Converse Chuck Taylor gets a new leather makeover for the Summer with this Ben-G collaboration that you see above.
Dutch skateboard shop Ben-G has taken the Chuck Taylor and outfitted it with a premium, perforated leather throughout the majority of the upper done in black. Other details include a rubber overlay for added durability and protection when skating, a solid white outsole and toecap, and Ben-G branding on both the exterior and interior of the tongue. This Chuck Taylor comes equipped with a Lunarlon sockliner for added comfort as well as a traction rubber outsole for better board feel. The sneaker pays homage to the shop’s co-founder Benny Komala through the symbol on the tongue which is a copy of his ‘sad eyes’ tattoo, two stripes and a tear placed on his index finger.
You can find the Ben-G x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pro OP in limited quantities on June 22nd, 2016 at Ben-G in Amsterdam and other skate specialty retailers globally, and online at converse.com.
Simple and clean colorway of the Chuck Taylor. I’m a fan of the leather uppers on this silhouette. Since it’s a collaboration I was hoping for something with a little more flair so it could stand out from an ordinary pair of Chucks.