words // Steve Jaconetta
After a recent teaser, Converse has officially unviled their collaborationwith Polar Skate Co.
The Converse CONS Polar Skate Co. Collection marks the first time the brand has collaborated with the inspirational Swedish skateboarding company founded by Converse CONS ambassador, Pontus Alv, in 2010. Polar Skate Co. constantly pushes the boundaries of skateboarding culture from its base in Malmö, Sweden – all the while bringing a unique sense of fun, style and creativity that is synonymous with a new wave of brands that are transforming the skate industry. This new collection was born of Pontus Alv’s desire to create a range of products that he and his crew would want to wear, and features the Converse CONS Chuck Taylor All-Star Pro in both Hi and Ox (low).
They come in either black, natural or navy blue colorways, featuring subtle designs with premium, durable finishes, all reflecting a typically minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic. Each pair features a full suede upper with white toe caps, sitting atop a white vulcanized sole. Polar Skate Co. branding in the form of their renowned 'Happy/Sad' faces are found on the back heel tab and inner tongue label with dual branding on the tongue tag. Additionally, four graphic t-shirts, a white and heather grey crew neck, and two collar tees will also be available as a part of this collection.
The Polar Skate Co. x Converse CONS Collection hits converse.com as well as Converse retailers on Saturday, October 4 in limited quantities. The Hi will retail for $70 and the Ox for $65, respectively.
Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.