When he’s not busy designing elaborate, couture-worthy menswear at Dior, Kim Jones is on something of a hot streak of hit sneakers. Following the massive success of his inauguration-winning Air Dior Jordans, the designer teed up a slew of hits with Nike—including, in conjunction with Nike’s Air Max day, a duo of Air Max 95s.
Now Jones is moving onto another basketball classic—the Converse Chuck Taylor.
Alongside the Air Max 95, Chucks were a part of Jones’ regular rotation growing up, through countless trends and phases. And like a true sneakerhead, he doesn’t want it to change too much. “I don’t want to go and ruin a design classic,” he says. “I’d just like to add on to it.”
His rendition on the Chuck 70 takes great care to keep what works. The silhouette is unchanged. There are no unexpected colorways—just black