Keith Haring’s Iconic Artwork Dominates Extensive Converse Collaboration
Keith Haring is an “All Star” of the art world, so it makes perfect sense that the late artist’s work now finds itself at the center of a Converse collaboration.
Taking on the Converse Chuck 70, Chuck Taylor All Star, Pro Leather Low, and the new Run Star Hike silhouette, Haring’s seminal and instantly recognizable aesthetic and work appear dominantly on the four collaborative pairs. His signature style epitomizes a sense of creativity and self-expression all while acting as a vessel for supporting and representing oppressed communities, as the work is fun and free-spirited yet still commanding of your attention.
Haring found fame in the emerging New York City graffiti scene, often emblazoning his work onto subway billboards and walls along the streets. Today, Converse’s signature sneakers act as Haring’s canvas, with the artist’s playful characters sprawling across the entire upper of the Chuck 70, Pro Leather, and the All Star in a classic black-on-white look with red detailing.
Other pairs of Chuck 70s are more paired-back with just thick black embroidery and midsole detailing adorning the creamy canvas uppers, which can also be said for the Run Star Hike that’s served in black canvas with prominent red Converse details and white Haring artwork.
Staying true to Haring’s expressive form, customers can also use the “Converse By You” program to customize their own Chuck 70, allowing you to choose from four main designs and edit the ankle patch, midsole, laces, foxing, pinstripes, heelstay, and lining accordingly.
Take a look at the Keith Haring x Converse collaboration in the campaign above, and pick up all the pairs from Converse’s website and at select retailers worldwide on May 13.
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