“We’re proud to support innovation within the street wear community by teaming up with CLOT for the latest collaborative offering,” says Scion’s Jeri Yoshizu.
On November 2nd, 2013, the CONVERSE x CLOT Qi Pao 1970’s Chuck Taylor All Star ($128.00) will be available for purchase at “JUICE” located at the Scion AV Installation – 7667 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048. MAP.
Drawing influences from the traditional Qi Pao, the classic 70’s Chuck Taylor has been brought back with a touch of Chinese history and culture. Choosing to stray from silk fabric, authentic Chinese buttons are featured along the side of the shoe to render the cultural influence.
The Qi Pao Chuck Taylors All Star are inspired by CLOT’s ideology of east meets west. On their take of the 1970’s Chuck Taylor All Star this time, it features blue suede and white canvas fabrics to give an authentic Chinese feel; and with three Qi Pao inspired buttons along the side of the shoe conveying the Chinese influence. Together with three different color shoelace holes in gold, silver and white to further accent the detailing of the 70’s Chucks. Aesthetically, Qi Pao also spotlights the flip gum sole, which has been seen on the previous Converse and CLOT collaborations and now has become a trademark of a CLOT for Converse effort on its own.
Not to mention, this Converse and CLOT collaboration belongs to the Converse First String series, which serves limited-editions that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level; and The 1970’s Chuck Taylor All Star used in this collaboration is the classic of it standards; made in finer details such as a slightly higher rubber foxing along the sole, added cushioning, and a slightly more substantial toe box.
Special collaboration comes with special packaging. The Qi Pao Chuck Taylors All Star comes along with a shoe bag that has Qi Pao’s signature authentic Chinese buttons printed and it’s all inside a golden cover shoe box with CLOT’s logo on the front, bringing the package to a whole different level.