Foam footwear is everywhere right now, and they just keep getting better. This month, Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL is getting ready to help launch the Converse Sponge Crater, a wild hybrid of knit and rubber.

The partnership between Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL and Converse has been heating up. Most recently, the two teamed up to debut the Aeon Active CX, a wild new silhouette for the classic basketball brand. Now, they have another radical new style on the horizon, trying something entirely new for the Converse arsenal. Dubbed the Sponge Crater, the hybrid sneaker-slipper combines some of the best technology at their disposal, creating an interesting knit and foam mash-up. The new model consists of two parts, a knit inner bootie combined with a full foam rubber slipper on the exterior. The outer portion features large gaps on either side for air flow, and is constructed from the Crater Foam material created by Nike, which appears increasingly in their midsoles and outsoles. The initial release comes in a stone grey color for the rubber, with a vibrant orange knit material with matching grey accents.


The debut of A-COLD-WALL and Converse’s Sponge Crater slipper has been scheduled to release later next week, on June 23rd, 2022. The hybrid knit and foam silhouette will debut from both partners and select retailers for $110, before releasing again on July 7th via the Nike SNKRS app. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Converse release news.

A-COLD-WALL* x Converse Sponge Crater
Release Date: June 23rd, 2022
Price: $110
Color: Dark Grey/Tangerine Tango
Style Code: A02613C