From fluffy neon high-tops to ballet-inspired kicks taken from vintage silhouettes, J.W. Anderson has never been afraid to push the boundaries with its Converse collabs. And, in true form, the two styles coming out next week have the same risk-taking ethos.
Although founder Jonathan Anderson is a Brit, the label’s latest collaboration takes inspiration from Americana. The Converse x J.W. Anderson Grid — a style that’s been around since the beginning of the brands’ partnership — has been reinterpreted in patriotic fashion.
An archival American flag print is emblazoned on the shoe, with J.W. Anderson branding incorporated into the stars and stripes. The right shoe is red and white, while the left is dark blue with stars.
The Converse x J.W. Anderson Grid with a vintage American flag pattern.
The other fresh kick up for grabs is the Converse x J.W. Anderson Run Hike in a black colorway. First shown on the London Fashion Week runway for spring ’19, the Run Hike silhouette features ridged detailing on the rubber sole — a contemporary interpretation of a classic Chuck style.
The Converse x J.W. Anderson Run Hike in black.
“I wanted a normcore idea,” Anderson told FN backstage after the Run Hike made its LFW