Tinker Hatfield is one of the most celebrated sneaker designers of our time. Best known for his work on Nike silhouettes including the iconic Air Jordan model, the American creative and innovator is taking his knowledge of basketball and fusing it with Converse. No stranger to the All-Star company, Hatfield has produced the likes of the All Star Modern HTM and Auckland Modern Low Top HTM and now adds the ‘Star Series’ to his portfolio.
In a bid to expand its offerings into basketball, running and all-round utility, Converse has debuted three new models, aptly dubbed the BB, RN and UT. Incorporating the branding from the heritage silhouettes, that’s where the familiar design cues stop with the monochromatic colour palette applied to chunkier shapes.
Dressed in grey, orange and black, each design features a mesh upper and cushion-like sole created for comfort and support. The BB hightop silhouette is made to be comfortable both on hardwood courts as well as on the street, while the lower profile of the RN allows for longer distance running and walking. Each design boasts unique diamond soles allowing for sturdy wear and long-lasting grip.
To cop a pair, the BB and RN will be available via SNKRS as well as Converse Soho for New York locals from May 22, priced at $75 and $95 USD each. The anticipated UT will drop later in 2019. Check out the collaborative silhouettes below.