There is an inherent pulse within the concrete and steel that molds the scape of the city with some of the most vibrant streets in the world. On any random corner, you can find profoundness to the scenery as the number of lives that step through at any given spot total in the thousands and more. Intertwined with dark pavement, grey walls, and oxidized metal, you find a rhythm and a heartbeat provided by the people who make this city a rival to the best in any circumstance.
As the car drove across the Williamsburg Bridge, all I could think about was the overwhelming breath that inspired New York City. It was the most organic of location choices to set up a shoot for the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum collection just in time for Spring/Summer ’17. There is no other choice of sole construct that provides as much depth to a sneaker than a gum rubber sidewall and toe cap. A choice that is both organic as it is intellectual and on trend. The Chuck Taylor All Star II style encompasses just that with a tencel canvas upper in deep, earthy, and vibrant tones along with a Nike Lunarlon sockliner and a super soft micro suede lining for comfort.
Released into the wild on a mild winter afternoon, I felt hopeful and slightly intimidated by the scope of our assignment. It wasn’t the job at hand that allowed the modicum of worry into my spirit, I was accustomed with taking sneaker shots in the city, my entire social media persona was built on sharing my point of view through footwear flicks. The uncertainty that crept in came from overpowering significance of THE city that would serve as our backdrop. Once I took a moment to gather my thoughts, I understood how intelligent of a choice it was by Converse to set us down in the city of cities to showcase the Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum. In the face of a conquering task, engulfed by the thousands and thousands heartbeats and footsteps, I need only to look down at my feet to find the iconic silhouette in a gum sole iteration to ground me firmly and remind me that I was in the most welcome of settings, my element.
You can find your moment through the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum in Black, White, Herbal, Casino, Obsidian for a retail pricing of $80-$85 CAD on March 1st at your local stockists, the likes of Foot Locker, Hudson’s Bay, Little Burgundy, and Sport Chek.