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Converse Just Added Upcycled Denim to Their Shoe Lineup

Denim-as-the-upper on Nike-made footwear isn’t a new phenomenon—see: the Levi’s Jordan IV’s and the Dunk Low Pro SB Denims—but I’m assuming* recycled denim is? For the sake of the Renew Denim Chuck 70 from Converse, let’s just run with it. 

(*Don’t expect more from me, but also know that sneakers are one of my things and I didn’t need to open up Google for those two examples, so you’re not in terrible hands if you want to bring this up as fact at a party. Also though, don’t be weird by bringing this up at a party.)

Coming in three separate washes—light, medium and dark, because that’s the way these things go—and both a low and a high model, every single pair uses denim that’s been “diverted from landfills” on the uppers, making for a more natural application-silhouette marriage than in the past.

Otherwise, these are the Chuck 70s, complete with rubber soles, metal eyelets and a license plate at the back. And if you like the idea as much as you like the shoe, know that this is just “the first example of Converse’s capacity to reimagine used textiles,” implying that more are on the horizon.

Available at Converse.com.