Following the Fear of God ESSENTIALS version of Converse’s 110-year-old Skidgrip, comes the sportswear brand’s latest online version, the Skidgrip High and Low.
Converse’s Skidgrip was once called Circular Vamp Oxford (CVO for short), and although it was released in 1910, it only really became something noticeable in the ’60s, when its non-slip sole was favored. by many. In the 1980s, the BMX, surf and skate cultures adopted the sneaker, making it particularly popular in Southern California.
Today, the shoe is best known for its collaborative efforts (check out this Stüssy pair, for example). However, the Skidgrip will soon become an online sneaker for Converse, with its High release in “Safari / Biscotti / Oil Green” and the Low in “Oil Green / Malachite Green”.
The High version features durable jungle fabric and oilcloth for a military-inspired aesthetic that continues through its green, beige, cream, and gray color scheme. Rope laces threaded through metal eyelets add to the utilitarian theme, while corduroy padding on the heel collar section softens the pair a bit.
Converse uses the same mix of materials for the Skidgrip Low, but focuses more on corduroy and suede, as these fabrics adorn both sides of the shoe and its toe box. Similar rope laces can also be threaded through metal eyelets, and a camouflage-print sockliner has been added to further emphasize the shoe’s military inspiration.
Both Converse Skidgrip sneakers will release on the Converse website on October 27, with the Low selling for $ 80 and the High for $ 85. Take a closer look at the sneakers above.
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