How Tokyo’s Glitziest see’s Converse’s Chuck 70 – Tenue de Nîmes


American Converse and Japanese Undercover have joined forces with a re-iteration of the legendary Chuck 70.

Originally a basketball sneaker, the ‘Chuck’ has undergone endless series of make-overs by collaboration partners over the years. And this time, in our modest opinion, the sweet spot is perfectly hit. The collaboration consists of four colours, all executed in thick tonal canvas, with matching rubber outsole. The only contrasting parts are a shiny rubber mudguard and the words ‘ORDER’ and ‘DISORDER’ written on the respectively left and right toe box. An homage to Stanley Kubrick’s epic film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, one of the main inspirations for Jun Takahashi, Undercover’s elusive founder and moreover the driving force behind Tokyo’s emerging fashion movement in the previous century.

Takahashi is an inspiration to us. Not only because he constantly succeeds in re-inventing himself, but also since he blends and merges different types of art and styles into his collections. Innovative, disruptive and different, this specific collection with Converse is the perfect example of how Takahashi infuses sportswear with a slightly absurd and eclectic mix of ideas. Supporting the recently landed collection of John Undercover at Tenue de Nîmes, this sublime array of vividly coloured sneakers is available now online and in both our Amsterdam stores.