If you’ve been keeping up with sneaker news, you’ve probably heard that Converse just dropped a new All Star Modern collection, which takes its cues from the All Star silhouette of the 1920s. Much as we love the collection, the real star of the show is the Converse All Star Modern HTM, a minimalist version that’s the brainchild of Nike’s triumvirate of design gods.
Yes, we’re talking about Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, the same elite design trio that’s been responsible for some of Nike’s most sought-after shoes. This is particularly remarkable because it marks the first time that the three have collaborated on any shoe without the trademark Swoosh, despite the fact that Nike bought Converse way back in 2003.
The Converse All Star Modern HTM sports a lightweight goat leather upper that should deliver serious comfort and durability, with Nike Hyperfuse construction for added strength and breathability. A contoured full-length Phylon midsole delivers cushioning without adding much heft, while a TPU-fused overlay toecap provides your feet the added protection it needs. Despite being from Nike’s design gurus, the shoe is undeniably a Converse, with a debossed All-Star patch on its familiar location at the ankle.
Features include a neoprene split tongue, a neoprene lining, and an HTM logo on the heel pull tab. It comes in two colorways: white and black.
Available now, the Converse All Star Modern HTM is priced at $180.