BAPE Creator NIGO Recreates The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
NIGO, the now-legendary creator of A Bathing Ape, continues to have a hand in a little bit of everything these days. Outside of working on his own iconic brand, he’s also been collaborating with other brands recently as well. One of those brands is Converse Japan, who asked the BAPE founder to rework their Addict line and come up with his own take on the classic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette. And, as usual, NIGO did not disappoint.
At first glance, NIGO’s version of the All Star sneaker really isn’t all that different from the original All Star design. So we figured that he chose not to mess around too much with perfection. But then we took a look at the side of the All Star and that appears to be where NIGO had all of his fun. To make the All Stars a little bit more interesting, he added a zipper to the side of them. He also perfected the sole of the sneaker by emplying a Vibram sole, which gives the sneaker a little more texture than it normally has and makes it look different than the regular All Stars. Those may seem like relatively minor changes but they result in a sneaker that’s different and unique enough to stands on its’ own.
So, what do you think about what NIGO has done here? Do you wish he’d gone crazy and completely changed the sneaker around? Either way, you’re probably going to have a tough time getting your hands on a pair of these. They’ll be available in two different colorways—brown and white—on March 10 through some select Converse accounts but we don’t expect them to last very long. Props to NIGO for thinking outside the box once again.