Carhartt and Converse have a storied history, having teamed up for a variety of well-executed collaborations over the years. The fruitful relationship is continuing this season, and with the winter months fast approaching, Carhartt have beautifully dressed up the One Star model in three new colourways, perfectly combining function and form to see you through the bad weather.
Triple black is the first colourway we have, the most minimal of the three. Things are kept very subtle, with everything from the Converse star motifs on the lateral and medial sides to the stitching all over the shoe being kept in black. A slight colour change comes via the material utilised for the upper, which is Cordura – the same material Carhartt utilises for its backpacks, which tells you all you need to know about it’s durability. On top of being wear-and-tear resistant, it’s also a very water-resistant material, making these a great go-to shoe for the winter ahead.
Next up we have the two more standout colourways of the three, an olive green and white/off-white. The olive pair really embodies Carhartt’s whole aesthetic, being a perfect autumn/winter colour and evoking that rugged vibe we love the brand for. The white pair is clean as you like too, featuring lovely changes in tone on the laces and midsole, plus a vibrant orange outsole providing the perfect pop of colour to liven things up.
The branding and finishing touches complement the style of the shoes very well throughout. Each colourway features a military-looking Carhartt stamp on the tongue and sockliner, plus a very subtle Spec No. on the lateral side of the midsole. Cordura’s signature label has been attached to the side of the tongue as well, and finally, a ring just like those found on Carhartt bags and accessories has been added to the heel, which doubles up as a functional pull tab to help you get the shoes on.
The Carhartt WIP x Converse One Star collection is set to release with us both in-store and online this Thursday, September 20th. Keep an eye on our Instagram for further details regarding the release, and get those post notifications turned on because these won’t hang about!