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Converse is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star with some interesting partnerships. Gore-Tex is probably the most interesting of the bunch as it will finally deliver a waterproof version of the sneaker dubbed the All Star 100 GORE-TEX Hi in September for $135. Converse Japan is also getting in on the celebration with a special One Piece print. The One Piece Converse All Star 100th Anniversary edition sneakers will launch in Japan this August for 9000 yen ($81). Take a closer look at both kicks below. [click to continue…]

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Nike and Converse have joined forces for new Suicide Squad NiKEiD custom Chucks.

Currently, you can get started with designs featuring Harley Quinn, The Joker, and Deadshot. Then you can go nuts customizing everything from the tongue to the rubber sidewall.

I customized a pair just to see how they’d look. Now I want them.

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After the success of their Chuck II update, Converse is giving their iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars a once-in-a-century style makeover that’s focused on comfort.

The new “Converse All Star Modern” will be available in both Hi and Ox varieties that offer circular knit uppers, Nike Hyperfuse, contoured full-length Phylon outsoles and neoprene tongues and linings. Bryan Cioffi, vice president/creative director of Converse Global Footwear describes the colletion as “a comfortable, lightweight product that’s new, exciting and modern, but still feels very Converse.”

Additional features include debossed All Star ankle patches and HTM logos on the heel pull tab. Black, action red, lucid green, soar blue and white colors will be available.

The new All Stars will be available on Converse.com and retail stores starting June 16th, with the Hi retailing for $140 and the Ox for $130. [click to continue…]

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ultraman, Converse is releasing three new sneakers for Ultraman, Eleking, and Alien Baltan in their Converse x Ultraman collection.

These designs include the All-Star Ultraman R HI with a red and silver color scheme, the All-Star Eleking R HI with a black-and-white pattern that glows in the dark and the low-cut All-Star Vartan Say Jin R Slip OX which has Baltan-themed coloring and textures. The sneakers also have an image of each character on the soles.

The downside is that the collection is only available in Japan, but I’m betting Ultraman fans know how to get things from Japan when they really want them. Check out the entire collection below…

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Chuck Taylor All-Stars are as iconic as they are uncomfortable. After 98 years, they are finally getting an upgrade. The official title of the new kicks is Chuck II (although Chuck 2.0 would have been been funnier), and although the outside maintains the classic look we know and love, the inside has been revamped with Nike technology.

The major difference is the inclusion of Nike’s proprietary material called Lunarlon. It’s a lightweight, bouncy foam that will be added to the Chuck II’s sole to give it some overdue comfort. The other differenc is a $15 increase on the price tag (naturally). High and low top versions will run you $75 and $70 respectively when they launch on July 28th.

So, it’s the same great look, but should feel way better your feet after a day full of convention walking. Check out more pics of the new sneakers after the break.

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The power-up star from Super Mario Bros. is flipping perfect for the Converse One Star shoe line. The Super Star can take the place of the regular star, and as you can see from the above photo, it looks stylish and awesome. Converse is making the style available in red and green, but they’re only selling them in Japan.

See detail shots and the green version after the break.

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If you want a pair of shoes that are unique, custom made, and tailored to your particular fandom, check out these hand painted custom Converse by Bubblegum Fusion.

I don’t know how much they cost, but I’m definitely going to look into it. Some Firefly Chucks would be shiny.

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I have to say, I’d wear Captain America sneakers. Guess we would have to call those “Steves” instead of “Chucks”.

Product Page ($11 (Available for the next 6 days via Shirtoid)

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Hand-painted shoes are available for darn near every type of sneaker on the market, including Chucks. Springheeled Kicks painted these Venture Bros. shoes by hand, and it’s definitely a design that will get noticed. That said, if you wear them with jeans they could also be subtle since the designs don’t cover the entire foot. He makes the shoes to order, you just have to let him know your shoe size!

Check out Star Wars, Zelda, and Star Trek designs after the break.

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There’s something for just about every nerd in this line of handknit Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers by Pretty Sneaky. There are designs for Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly and video games like Minecraft and Mario. Each is an actual pair of Converse Chuck Taylors with a handknit upper stitched right over the original shoe. They’re available in any color or size you like and she’s open to custom designs if you’ve got something special in mind.

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