Year: 2012

Noted Italian fabric house Missoni and Converse most notably (and predictably) combined forces on the venerable Chuck Taylor All Star, but their boldest project was the First String Auckland Racer, a 1970s runner converted into something else entirely by Missoni's eminently recognizable textiles. The initial 2011 releases were wild, but this toned-down 2012 version was more wearable.