Tomorrow Converse and Vince Staples celebrate Big Fish Theory in the first capsule collection from the two, applying the album’s motifs onto Chuck 70 sneakers and Converse Essentials apparel.
The collection’s key colour-way, orange, is a nod to the goldfish on Big Fish Theory’s cover art. This bright orange contrasts the collection’s darker tones to make for highly visible gear. Both Hi and Ox Chuck 70s are built out with an aquarium sockliner, Big Fish Theory graphic outsole, and “Vince Staples” embroidered on the medial collar. The Chuck 70 Hi boasts a “Big Fish” screen print in the collection’s bright orange that stands out against the sneaker’s black tongue.
A common design element throughout the collection is the “SEA” graphic, a tribute to Staples’ signature brand and successful Beats 1 podcast Section Eight Arthouse Broadcast System. The “SEA” of the Chuck 70s is 3D printed onto the heel with the “A” placed strategically to cross with the heel stay and transfer onto the foxing tape. On the Essentials hoodie, the “SEA” graphic is centered on the back, making a bold statement against the 360 Legacy French Terry.
The Converse x Vince Staples collection is available on Converse.com in in-store from Thursday the 25th of January.