Converse’s classic One Star sneaker has served the brand well in recent years, acting as a canvas for big name collaborations and exciting in-line releases. Now, the Boston brand is chopping the heels off to create the Stars ‘n’ Bars Clog, coming soon.
Converse has been designing and producing footwear in the United States since 1908, and across those 113 years, the brand as amassed some fairly popular styles. Chief among them is the Chuck Taylor All Star, a basketball shoe that dominated the 1970s both on and off the court. However, low-cut court shoes were steadily growing in popularity, and in 1974, Converse chopped the top off of the Chuck, added a star and stripes to the Vamp, and took the court by storm once again. Now, nearly 50 years after the last major innovation, the One Star is getting another makeover, this time opting for the ultimate casual footwear experience of a clog. Dubbed the Stars ‘n’ Bars, the new look removed that annoying heel from each shoe, turning the silhouette into a simple slip on (with laces for an adjustable fit). It even comes in two colors, black or brown, in shaggy suede uppers.
CONVERSE STARS ‘N’ BARS CLOG RELEASE INFORMATION
Converse’s wild new twist on the One Star, now dubbed the Stars ‘n’ Bars Clog, made its debut earlier this month from Japanese retailer atmos, with a wider release expected sometime in the coming weeks. Available in your choice of black or brown, the Stars ‘n’ Bars will likely come with a price tag of $100, releasing from both Converse and select retailers. In the meantime, check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Converse news.