Thursday, 11 November 2010

sak for Converse Star Tech

Having produced a series of divining sneakers in the past years, Converse unveiled their new chapter of collaboration with Florence-based sak. The silhouette presented this time was the Star Tech, vintage leather uppers with master hand-stitched craftsmanship.

Created by Japanese footwear designer Ryusaku Hiruma, his unique and modern sensibility blends with his unmistakable skill and artistry.

Creating coveted versions of Converse’s most recognizable styles, Hiruma has carefully replicated the silhouette of the Chuck Taylor All Star, Jack Purcell, One Star –and now the Star Tech shoe.

The sak for Converse Star Tech shoe comes in natural shades of tan and black leather with hand cut logos and detailing for the shoes uppers. The attention to detail includes elegant hand-stitched leather rands and toe bumpers and charming touches such as a hand-cut star cut out gracing the ends of each shoe’s leather laces.

Only 64 pairs were made, and it's retailing for $600, exclusively available only in the United States at selected stores only - those of which are John Varvatos (Bowery and Soho), Aloha Rag, Concepts and Blends.

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