Official look at A$AP Nast's latest Converse collab.
A$AP Nast has teamed up with Converse for another sneaker collab, following in the footsteps of the corduroy versions of the Chuck Taylor ’70 and One Star that dropped back in 2017.
The Harlem native took to instagram yesterday to tease release details of the upcoming collection, and today Nike has provided us with official details of his latest collab.
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According to Nike, Nast teamed up with Converse footwear designers Julian Guzman and Matt Sleep to give the Jack Purcell silhouette a "utilitarian vibe appropriately honoring his love for the outdoors." This concept is achieved through a heightening of the shoe's black rubber overlays, which adds dimension and durability to the heritage canvas upper.
“The silhouette is functional, durable. It’s intriguing. I wanted to craft a style that could be worn every day,” says Nast.
"At the time of its introduction, the Jack Purcell had tremendous impact but limited reach given its positioning as a badminton sneaker,” notes Jimmy Manley, Senior Director of Special Projects at Converse. “Because it has since crossed over to the lifestyle space, its reach today is much broader. The silhouette is sure to experience yet another cultural refresh, thanks to Nast’s influence with a diverse range of youthful consumers.”
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The Converse x A$AP Nast collection also includes two Crew Sweatshirts, matching Crew Sweatpants and a set of vintage wordmark T-shirts that feature a printed “JP” graphic (short for Jack Purcell) on the front panel, and words Nast considers integral to Converse’s place in culture listed on the back panel.