After last year’s futuristic take on the Chuck 70 and Pro Leather, Ambush co-founder Yoon Ahn entered Converse’s deep archives and landed on an unanticipated path to her second collaboration with the Boston-based brand.

“In my head, I always think of the Chuck Taylor,” Ahn says. “But what was really interesting looking in the archive was finding the many different shoes Converse has made over the years.”

Her visit revealed an array of women’s footwear from the ’50s, mid-century military shoes and, most exciting, a nearly 110-year-old knee-high wading boot. “When I saw the freshwater fishing boots, all of a sudden, I thought ‘this is actually really fresh,’” says Ahn. “I didn’t know Converse had made them and I wanted to bring out that side of the brand again.”

The latest Ambush articulation pulls Converse’s outdoor heritage through with a buoyant refresh of a classic Duck boot, complete with flooded colors (including neutral black and an energetic Blithe Blue) and sculptural lines. In full form, Converse x AMBUSH® CTAS Duck Boot grants a genderless urbanity to functionality.

Bridging outdoor inspiration and bright colors also informs the Converse x Ambush Chuck 70 — but in a more fantastical fashion. Ahn adds a playful signature, a fuzzy upper made of Longwool, to the classic silhouette. “Why not do something that almost mimics a wild creature?” she asks. “I thought it could be such a fun pairing.”

Look for the Ambush x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Duck Boot / Fuzzy Chuck 70 to release November 21st in Greater China with a global release taking place on November 24.

via: Nike

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We got another Brain Dead x Converse collab on the horizon. This time around the collection is centered around the two colorways of the Converse Chuck 70 and one pair of the Converse Bosey MC.

The Converse Chuck 70 distorts the outsole construction and height with EVA foam, adding irregular lines on the rubber rand. Similar to the first collab, the upper features an assortment of cow print on tri-paneled canvas and includes Converse and Brain Dead co-branding.

The Bosey MC, a modern take on Converse’s 1940s Lakestream wading shoe, plays with a lower collar height and expresses the shoe’s utility background through graphics. Brain Dead’s visual identity is complemented by tactile layering and details like a reinforced foam collar lining, cord loop heel pulls and lacing cables.

The Brain Dead Converse Chuck 70 + Bosey MC drops on November 19th at, DSMLA, DSMNY, Brain Dead Milano, and at select retailers. The all-Black Chuck 70 will be releasing exclusively at Dover Street Market retailers.

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