UNDEFEATED, the iconic LA sneaker boutique that has consistently delivered sought-after collaborations for over three decades, is set to create waves in the sneaker world once more. Following their glossy, patent-leather-clad Air Force 1 release in late 2022, Undefeated's next venture involves the revival of a true classic - the Converse Weapon.
Initially introduced in 1986, the Converse Weapon is a hallmark of 80's hoops shoes. It re-entered the limelight earlier this year, courtesy of collaborating with Hiroshi Fujiwara and his Fragment Design imprint. The upcoming UNDEFEATED x Converse Weapon collaboration recently surfaced at Paris Fashion Week, revealing an aesthetic blend of the timeless and the trendy.
Brand owner Eric Peng Cheng unveiled the collaboration in an enticing white and khaki tan colorway. The silhouette featured Undefeated's immediately identifiable five-strike logo on the tongue and embossed into the leather at the heel. The italicized brand name and the "Play Dirty" slogan adorning the ankle collars add to the unique appeal.
Interestingly, this isn't Undefeated's first foray into the Weapon territory. Back in the 2010s, Undefeated was among select shops to collaborate with Converse for the Poorman Weapon, an inventive hybrid featuring a high-top upper placed atop a Chuck Taylor sole.