The highly-anticipated Converse x Neighborhood collection is a collaboration between Converse and renowned Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood. They return with a celebration of the One Star ’74 and Chuck ’70. The Converse x Neighborhood collaboration takes these two iconic silhouettes and modernizes them with streetwear, military workwear and motorcycle-inspired functionality.
With roots in the motorcycle counterculture, Neighborhood designer Shinsuke Takizawa brings one-of-a-kind interpretations of motorcycle and military elements to all his products. Like Converse, Neighborhood shares a like-minded philosophy that clothing should support the lifestyle of the wearer. The new collaboration fuses these elements, resulting in a collection that not only exudes functionality, but timeless and everyday wear-ability.
Created for the court, but reborn in the streets, the Converse One Star ’74 became a cult classic, with a legacy that’s still being written today. The Converse x Neighborhood One Star ’74 features a premium suede upper that is highlighted against a leather lining. A focal point of the sneaker, the classic Star Chevron is further enhanced with embellished details while script adorns the foxing tape. Infusing their never-compromise approach to tradition and technical obsession, while also paying homage to their passion for hardcore music, the Neighborhood and Converse One Star ’74 brings to life classic details, and both brands commitment to workmanship and contemporary design.
The Chuck ’70 is a showcase of timeless style in one of its finest forms. Bringing back the 1970s incarnation of this eternal icon, the crafted shape and extra comfort of this iconic shoe has been a longtime muse for Neighborhood. The Converse x Neighborhood Chuck ’70 celebrates the cultural crossroads of music and motorcycle lifestyle, uniting technical precision with timeless tradition. With a rugged leather-infused canvas upper, the sneaker features a ‘gear shift’ toe overlay in both rubber and leather for extra resilience plus protection during motorcycle riding.
Sitting as perfect complements to one another, both the One Star ’74 and Chuck ’70 are further updated with a Neighborhood logo sock-liner, embodying a legendary commitment to detail.
The first of many more exciting collaborations to come from the One Star world, the Converse x Neighborhood partnership speaks to the highest level of compelling products and ideas, driving excitement and the unexpected from Converse.
Underneath you can find images of the new Converse x Neighborhood collection and links to the Converse website and Facebookpage.