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5 Iconic Converse Collaborations Throughout the Years

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5 Iconic Converse Collaborations Throughout the Years
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Converse is a brand that needs no introduction. Everyone knows its signature rubber soles and its iconic star Chuck Taylor logo. Adorned by many celebrities and fashion aficionados over the decades, Converse has successfully earned its place as an iconic shoe in pop culture. The shoe brand was made popular via an ambassadorship project with basketball player Charles H. “Chuck” Taylor back in 1921. As time passed by, a lot of skateboarders began sporting the shoes, enabling the brand to tap into a new market. The early 90s also saw another rise in Converse’s stomping popularity after the shoe was frequently worn by the late Kurt Cobain on and off stage.

Since Converse has been part and parcel of the fashion industry and pop culture for over a century, the brand has previously ventured into some collaborations with iconic figures, celebrities, and fashion brands. Here are our top five favourite Converse collaborations over the years:

#1 Converse X Andy Warhol (2015)

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Who would’ve thought that the canned Campbell’s Soup would look great on the iconic high top Chuck Taylors? Fans were treated to vibrant, bright, retro colours that truly embody Warhol’s art in this collaboration. We’re also really going bananas for the one with the banana design.

#2 Converse X Kurt Cobain (2008)

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What better way to relive your 90s teen angst and grunge underground gigs with this iconic collaboration? The shoe line showcased a more personal side of Kurt Cobain when Converse featured some of his scribbles and drawings from his personal notebooks. If you’d like to recount the glorious days of Smells Like Teen Spirit, this shoe line will perfectly take you back to nirvana.

#3 Converse X Nintendo (2011)

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This collaboration is probably every hardcore gamer’s dream come true as it paid homage to one of the most legendary video games, Super Mario. The nostalgic line was introduced to commemorate the video game’s 25th anniversary and was highly sought after because it was only released in Japan. The shoes were decked in cute miniscule Super Mario prints and also actual settings from the video game.

#4 Converse X The Simpsons (2013)

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The Simpsons is the longest running animated TV series in the world ever since it debuted in 1989. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie instantly became America's and the world’s most dysfunctional and loveable animated family on TV. The Simpsons has previously featured some well-known celebrities or public figures on its show over the years and it also has eerily managed to predict a few future events such as Trump winning the latest presidential election. This vividly coloured adorable collaboration is definitely what every The Simpsons fan needs.

#5 Converse X DC Comics (2016)

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This year, Converse and DC Comics have released a wide array of DC Comics-related shoes for its fans. The collection features movies such as The Dark Knight and Suicide Squad. Earlier this year, Converse re-released its 2014 All Star DC Comics sneaker collection in time for the premiere of the new film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Batman or Joker's side, there’s always a design to cater to your favourite superhero or villain. The shoes in classic comic panels are probably our most favoured one!

If you find yourself itching to get a new pair of Converse shoes by the end of this post, we've got good news for you. Converse Malaysia is having a warehouse sale at Citta Mall from December 1st (Thursday) until December 4th (Sunday). There's a wide array of shoes, apparels, and even bags waiting to be snapped up. Besides Converse, brands like Everlast and Ipanema are on sale too. The Converse shoes range from RM69.90 to RM199.90 while Everlast shoes starts from RM39.90 onwards. We even found a few pairs of Converse X Andy Warhol shoes for a really good deal. Be sure to be there as early as 10am if you want to get the best pick. Happy shopping!

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