Converse CONS have announced the launch of the Breakpoint collection, which sees the brand link up with four of Europe’s most renowned and influential footwear stores to create an exclusive pack of limited edition sneakers.
Londons Footpatrol, Amsterdam’s Patta, Berlin’s Solebox and Starcow based in Paris all apply their own unique take on the silhouette which is made up of a premium mix of materials, including nubuck, suede, nylon and a heavy cotton twill. Each design pulls inspiration from the stores surroundings and local culture, adding their own colour applications and sole constructions based on the individual stores influences. All of the styles feature Converse CONS’ iconic Star Chevron logo and dual branding on the heel tabs and insole, as well as a choice of tonal or contrasting laces. The shoes functional features aren’t lost as a lightweight cusioning is added for comfort and a padded tongue provides protection for the top of the foot.
Converse CONS have also introduced a Breakpoint Zine which will be available in each of the partner stores. The zine gives a visual representation of each stores cultural influences with 20 pages of inspirational artwork, artist submissions, musicians, photographers and filmmakers. It’s a nice touch from the brand to round off 4 solid reworks of the low profile shoe.
The Converse CONS Breakpoint collection will be available exclusively at the four locations in limited numbers from Saturday the 14th of February. The blue suede rework shown above will be available at Footpatrol London.