The world of hip-hop continues its influential dominance over the equally fun and colorful realm of fashion. With Kendrick Lamar working with Nike, and Tyler, The Creator helping to build his own line of clothes and shoes through Converse, it’s only fitting that Vince Staples also help build his own design ideas with the popular lifestyle apparel brand, which is exactly what the west coast rapper has done. Staples shared the first look at his custom-designed Converse sneakers over the weekend, which can be seen below and will be available for public purchase starting later this week on Jan. 25.
The first glimpse of Staples’ shoe design features an updated look to Converse’s classic Chuck Taylor model. Both low and high-top styles will be available for fans and sneaker heads to purchase, with a color scheme of orange, black and rainbow bottoms. According to Billboard, the two styles of shoe will also feature graphics from his recent Big Fish Theory LP, in addition to an aquarium print on the inside. Staples isn’t stopping with just shoes however, as his partnership line will also reportedly include a customized hoodie with the "SEA" [acronym for Staples' "Section Eight Arthouse" radio program] featured the back. A preview of the hoodie has not been officially revealed as of Tuesday morning.
The arrival of the shoe and clothing line from the 24-year-old rapper later this week couldn’t have come at a better time. Staples is scheduled to start his North American winter tour alongside Tyler, The Creator with a show in Vancouver this Friday. The 23-city tour will feature the two upcoming artists performing across the U.S. and Canada over the next two months before coming to an end on March 4. Tickets to select shows on the upcoming winter run are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Vince Staples unveils his first signature shoe with Converse based on ‘Big Fish Theory’ using the Chuck Taylor & One Star as a muse. pic.twitter.com/eTbymBEBi4— PILASACI (@pilasaci) January 22, 2018