You've probably heard the rumours, but now it's official. Converse have reunited with Japanese legends Neighborhood to rework the One Star '74 and the Chuck '70. The latest collaboration between the two brands sees Neighborhood and its founder, Shinsuke Takizawa, go back to their motorcycling roots. Both silhouettes come in tonal-black, with elements of streetwear, workwear and military influences that fuse functionality with updated touches to reinforce the wearability of both One Stars and Chucks.
The One Star '74 comes with a premium suede upper and leather lining, while the iconic Star Chevron has been embellished by Neighborhood and trademark text from the Japanese brand on the foxing tape. The Converse x Neighborhood Chuck '70, meanwhile, comes from Neighborhood's roots and marks the cultural overlap between music and motorcycle lifestyle. Coming in a leather-infused canvas upper, the '70 also features a 'gear shift' toe overlay in rubber and leather, which gives the sneaker more resilience and protection in case you ever want to wear them on your motorbike.
Take a closer look at the Converse x Neighborhood One Star '74 and Chuck '70 below. They're dropping tomorrow from Converse retail stores, select retailers, and online from the Converse site.