Vince Staples x Converse Chuck Taylor 70s ‘Big Fish Theory’
Vince Staples is not afraid to share his opinion. And it’s his delivery that is known to start a conversation.
The 24-year-old Long Beach native takes a wholly unique approach, melding thoughtful social commentary into subversive raps dropped over house beats. This unforeseen style has left him outside of the parameters that traditionally classify many young male rappers. Staples is an artist that is not easily defined.
His unique style has made his sophomore album Big Fish Theory one of the most discussed albums of 2017. We first saw Staples work with Converse last year for the Forever Chuck campaign and we’re getting our first look at his special collaboration inspired by his most recent album. Vince Staples decided to use the Chuck Taylor, a silhouette that has relevance with him since hebought his first pair at a swap meet to go with his school uniform
“If you’re not really paying that much attention, you won’t know the difference. But it’s (the Chuck) something that a lot of people use to be able to assimilate into any room they’re going into – every type of person.” – Vince Staples
The Chuck 70s comes in both high and oxford styles, and is representative of a time when the sneaker had evolved to become the pinnacle of function and utility for sport. The collection’s key colorway, orange, is a nod to the goldfish on Big Fish Theory’s cover art. This bright orange contrasts the collection’s darker tones to make for highly visible gear. Both Hi and Ox Chuck 70s are built with an aquarium sockliner, Big Fish Theory graphic outsole, and “Vince Staples” embroidered on the medial collar. The Chuck 70 Hi boasts a “Big Fish” screen print in the collection’s bright orange that stands out against the sneaker’s black tongue.
The Converse x Vince Staples Chuck 70s ‘Big Fish Theory’ is exclusively available at Commonwealth PH. Expect the store to offer the set via CopDate this weekend. The Vince Staples Chuck 70s Hi will retail for Php 5,990, while the Vince Staples Chuck 70s Low will retails for Php 5,430. Make sure to follow us, Commonwealth PH (@commonwealth_ph) and Converse PH (@converseph) for release details.