50th anniversary Ultraman sneakers by Converse All Star

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RocketNews 24 (by KK Miller):

After 50 years on air, Ultraman has become an iconic hero of the modern Japanese age. He’s such a staple of Japanese TV that he is being included in a set of themed “working hero” shoes released by Converse All Star.

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Is Ultraman really a normal everyday working hero? Who else is part of this line-up?

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Mechanic, astronaut, hunter, fireman, police officer, Ultraman??? Maybe it’s not that Ultraman is some normal “working hero”, but that the people who do these other jobs are actually working superheroes!

If you are ready to take on the responsibilities of Ultraman, the super flashy red and silver Ultraman R Hi All Star will cost you 9,500 yen (US$88.80). However, that isn’t the only Ultraman star getting a brand new set of shoes. Collectors can also grab a pair of Baltanseijin R Slip Ox for the same price, or some Eleking R Hi for 8,500 yen ($79.45).

COMME des GARÇONS HOMME (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Dyed Cotton Canvas Sneakers

Converse Japan All Star Suede WornOut Slip OX

 

Converse CONS 2015 “Chinese New Year” AEROJAM Premium

A closer look at the Converse 2015 Chuck Taylor All Star Premium “Year of the Goat”

Converse 2015 Chinese New Year Premium Collection

 

Converse 2015 Chinese New Year “Year of the Goat” Collection

 

 

Dover Street Market x Converse All Star Chuck Taylor 70s “DSMNY”

As 2014 comes to a close, Dover Street Market New York begins its 1-year anniversary celebrations. Kicking off the festivities in a collaboration with Converse, the two join forces on the All Star Chuck Taylor 70s. An upgraded, premium take on the iconic high-top, this version was executed in all black, utilizing top-shelf canvas through the upper – which has also been printed with a neat “DSMNY” branding on the lateral sides.

Instantly distinctive, pick up this limited-edition version of the All Star Chuck Taylor online and at Dover Street Market New York beginning December 20.

Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star “ANM HI” Collection

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Continuing to find innovative ways to reinvent the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette, Converse Japan has released the ANM HI collection to round out the summer season. As part of the “Mr Simple & Miss Decora” series, the collection sees three black-and white animal prints — zebra, giraffe and leopard — appear on the canvas uppers. Trademark branding at the heel alongside a rubber toecap and vulcanized sole finish off each shoe with a classic feel.

Check out the ANM HI collection here and head to Converse Japan retailers to purchase the sneakers for ¥7,000 JPY (approximately $70 USD) each.

 

 Image of Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star "ANM HI" Collection

Image of Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star "ANM HI" Collection

Taro Okamoto x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star

Image of Taro Okamoto x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star

 

Japanese artist Taro Okamoto’s best known for his progressive paintings and sculptures. This season, Converse Japan transcends the late artist’s sought-after motifs onto its celebrated Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette.

As part of the collaborative “Mr. Simple & Miss Decora” series, the sneaker features Okamoto’s trademark psychedelic print interspersed across its canvas upper, while a vulcanized rubber sole and toe cap offers a classic finish.

Priced at ¥9,000 JPY (approximately $90 USD), the Taro Okamoto x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star can now be purchased from Converse Japan.

 

 

Image of Taro Okamoto x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star