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At the risk of possibly alienating it’s original laid back and casual customer base, Converse has gained tremendous credibility in high(er) end streetwear in recent years through its well planned and executed collaborations. The most recent pairing has the Nike owned company working with one of Japan’s eminent designers, Number (N)ine. Takahiro Miyashita’s label is no longer (as of last month), which makes this hoorah even more important. Luckily, the rethinking of the Chuck Taylor All Star and One Star models, as well as the Odessa trainer later this year, are an impressive homage to the classic models Miyashita grew up with– featuring premium deer skin with asymmetrical lacing, the designs scream originality and elegance at the same time. The shoes drop March 13th at select retailers. We love them! Via Hypebeast