One of my favorite shoe releases from last year had to have been the Converse Leather Jacket Chuck Taylors. The quality and unique construction really won me over, so I kept my ears open in hopes of hearing of future releases with a similar theme. I had recently heard that new colorways would be surfacing down the road, but that was a short road as Converse has released information today regarding this red leather version of the shoe that is to be released on December 1, 2009 in very limited amounts at select retailers.
The Converse (PRODUCT)RED Leather Jacket Chuck Taylor All Star
The Converse (PRODUCT)RED Leather Jacket Chuck Taylor All Star shoe debuts December 1st at The (RED) Store locations in New York, San Francisco and London.
Made up of a patchwork of motorcycle jacket inspired red leather, the shoe comes complete with a quilted lining, heavy-duty zips and snaps and a leather rand with clean emboss detail. The shoe is available in a high-top, red leather version and launches globally at temporary locations of The (RED) Store in New York City, San Francisco and London on World AIDS Day, December 1st as well as (www.converse.com) and select retailers globally. Shoes will retail for $200 and will be available in unisex sizing.
Ten percent of the net wholesale price of the shoe will go to The Global Fund help eliminate AIDS in Africa, giving consumers an opportunity to become agents of change.
NYC: The (RED) Store, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10019, USA
SF: The (RED) Store, Flood Building, 890 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
LON: The (RED) Store, 376-384 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1JY, UK