COMME des GARÇONS PLAY x Converse Pro Leather Collection

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Following up to its popular collaborative COMME des GARÇONS x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 collection released earlier this year, the two iconic brands come together once again for a distinct footwear collection. This time around, Converse’s Pro Leather silhouette is reworked with CdG PLAY’s unmistakable heart logo.

The range features four variations that include two low-tops and two high-tops. Featuring a varying palette of black, white and red, the leather uppers feature the embroidered chevron logo distinct to this Converse model. A clean white rubber sole rounds off the look.

The collection currently retails between $135-140 USD and is available now at select retailers such as Feature and Dover Street Market.

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Counterfeit sneakers worth $1 Million USD seized and destroyed in Philippines

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Philippines has just taken an aggressive stance against the counterfeit sneaker game in its country by destroying more than 150,000 pairs of fake kicks. The batch included imitations of brands such as Nike, adidas, and Converse, and was valued at PH50M, or $1 million USD. According to Customs Commissioner John P. Sevilla, the goods were smuggled in from China early last year, and were discovered as being fraudulent when the owner failed to produce proof of payment of duties and taxes.

While the Philippines has become known for its counterfeit goods market, Sevilla promised that the BOC would continue to fight to protect the manufacturers and distributors of genuine brands, and urged the public not to buy counterfeit.