For years we've been wearing our Chucks and our Purcells with our Margiela—you know how we like that high/low fashion aesthetic—and now, for the first time, we can pair the two brands with no effort. Converse and Maison Martin Margiela have designed a shoe that looks as classic as the original all-purpose trainer, and wears like a high-concept fashion statement.
MMM, since the late eighties, has always played with repurposing and varying levels of exposure through wear, whereas Converse's Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell styles, originated in the early seventies, have become a symbol of individuality, as seen through a pair's own long-term damage.
“The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself,” says Maison Martin Margiela. So, the surface of the painted MMM for Converse sneakers crack and become as unique to the wearer as their own walking patterns—Where in the world will you wear yours?
IMAGES COURTESY OF NIKE