Continuing on the success of the 2010 collaboration between Converse and Missoni, two new styles are being released by these iconic brands for the upcoming 2011 season. Again using iconic Missoni space-dyed knits, this collection includes vibrant multi colored horizontal stripe patterns using the exclusive to Converse First String Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette, originally created for the US military in the 1960s.

“The Spring Summer 2011 converse shoe was based on the idea of using our iconic space-dyed yarns- where every piece of the knit has its own unique identity; therefore every pair of shoe is different. We decided to use vibrant and pop colours as this evokes summer freshness, positivity and energy.” Says Mrs. Angela Missoni, Creative Director of Missoni.

A women’s only version will be available in a palette of aqua green, purple and black and a unisex version will come in varying shades of green, yellow, red and blue. Each includes an embossed monochromatic Chuck Taylor All Star leather logo patch and high level construction throughout.

Available in limited quantities beginning in March at Missoni boutiques (New York and Beverly Hills), Aloha Rag (New York), Canvas (Malibu) & Jeffrey’s (New York and Atlanta), and also at select retailers globally at MSRP $200. The unisex shoe will be available in sizes 3 – 13 and the women’s shoe will be available in women’s sizes 5 – 11.