words // Brennan Hiro Williams
The new NEIGHBORHOOD x Converse First String collection continues with a special Jack Purcell Johnny Mid, combining classic Converse DNA with the Japanese brand's own unique vision.
Following the royal blue Chuck Taylor '70 Ox previewed earlier, the NBHD x Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny Mid takes the motorcycle culture theme one step further with a deep petrol leather upper, metal eyelets and a woven leather heel strip.
“The lattices were inspired by NEIGHBORHOOD’s love of motorcycle culture,” said Matt Sleep, Senior Designer for Converse First String. “They are a significant subcultural reference that we hoped would add a uniquely crafted element to these Converse icons.”
NEIGHBORHOOD branding marks the lacetips, tongue and insole, putting the Ura-Hara original's official stamp on the project.
The NBHD x Converse First String Jack Purcell Johnny Hi drops on Friday, October 25 HOODS Hong Kong, Union Los Angeles and El Garito de Converse in Madrid. A limited global release will follow on Friday, November 1 at select First String retailers.