The world’s most iconic artist and the world’s most iconic sneaker have joined forces, and the results are predictably spectacular. That’s right, the Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol Collection is about to be a thing.
Converse has partnered with the Andy Warhol Foundation to create shoes printed with Campbell’s Soup cans, advertisements, and newspaper clippings—all inspired by the oeuvre of Pop art’s great one. A portion of the proceeds generated from sales of the sneakers, which hit shelves in February, will be donated to the Foundation.
This isn’t the first time Warhol has inflected the humble footwear. In the 1980s, he reportedly silkscreened his own pair of Chuck Taylors, and throughout his career incorporated shoes of all kinds into his artworks.
“Andy Warhol famously created art inspired by American pop culture icons, and was a pioneer in utilizing the Chuck Taylor All Star as a blank canvas for his work,” Converse All Star design director Damion Silver told Bustle. “From this shared creative history grew our collaboration with Warhol.”
The collection ranges from classic low-top and high-top to the oft-lampooned sneaker wedge (wear at your own risk) and will retail for between $35 and $90.
Will the shoes be as easily embraced by the fashion set as those H&M x Jeff Koons Balloon Dog–emblazoned clutches (see H&M Peddling Jeff Koons-Branded Clutches)? We’ll find out on February 7 when the sneaks become available online and in stores.
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