Samuel Ross, celebrated for his trailblazing creations under the A-COLD-WALL* label, has dedicated the initial half of 2023 to embracing and promoting Converse's avant-garde spirit. While his creative energies have also been channeled into an ensemble of three Nike Air Max Plus designs — but before we get there, the Englishman has two more Chucks in store.
This new collaboration takes a decidedly tonal approach; The uppers, crafted from canvas, exude a simple yet compelling allure in olive for the first variant and a classic navy for the second. The rubber toe cap and surrounding foxing infuse a glossy texture, perfectly complementing the overall aesthetic. The rich olive hue extends harmoniously to the laces and tongue in the olive version, while the navy pair follows suit, cloaked in its deep blue shade. A-COLD-WALL* branding is subtly yet strategically positioned throughout the shoe, including a uniquely unconventional tab on the lateral collar that adds a contemporary twist to this classic design. The soles of both versions showcase an intriguing amalgamation of their respective color themes, which then gracefully transition into a crisp white outsole, lending a well-rounded conclusion to the shoe’s design.
In addition to the footwear, the capsule also features an accompanying apparel line consisting of a gilet, a long-sleeve polo, t-shirts, and shorts, embodying the brand's minimalist elegance.
With a sophisticated and harmonious interplay of color and texture, Samuel Ross's collaboration with Converse offers not just footwear, but a complete ensemble that speaks to the contemporary urban aesthetic. The collaboration is sure to be eagerly awaited by both style enthusiasts and followers of the A-COLD-WALL* brand.
If you plan on picking up either pair on the day, head back to the top of the article to set yourself a calendar reminder for the release.