Converse x Vince Staples
The Chuck 70
The 24-year-old Long Beach native Vince Staples takes a wholly unique approach, melding thoughtful social commentary into subversive raps dropped over house beats. This unforeseen style has left him outside of the parameters that traditionally classify many young male rappers. Staples is an artist that is not easily defined.
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 Chuck 70 was selected as the key silhouette for the capsule, and is available in classic high top and oxford styles. Built off of an original 1970’s design of the Chuck Taylor All Star, the Chuck 70 is representative of a time when the sneaker had evolved to become the pinnacle of function and utility for sport.
The collection’s key colorway, 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.