It seems that 2017 will mark the first time that Jordan Brand will be officially collaborating with Converse. Back in 1908 when Converse was established, it was merely a rubber shoe company and galoshes were their specialty. Eventually, they began making sneakers using the same rubber and those sneakers have grown to become quite popular over the years. Their daily production was well-underway by 1919 and they started manufacturing the athletic Converse sneakers by 1915 and onwards. Converse and Jordan Brand have never collaborated in the past, but there is a first time for everything. Apparently, this collaboration will involve the Air Jordan 2 and the Converse Pro Leather.
The canvas basketball sneakers known today as the Converse All Star were given this name back in 1920. Eventually, the famous basketball player Charles “Chuck” Taylor became associated with Converse and the All Star became his sneakers of choice, receiving an endorsement from him. Chuck Taylor ended up becoming the ambassador and a salesman for Converse. Despite initially specializing in just basketball sneakers and trainers, Converse gradually started manufacturing footwear for various other occasions too. Today, Converse is regarded as an American icon and their footwear can be worn any time with just about any attire, unless the occasion calls for a suit.
For the very first time, this year’s Air Jordan releases 2017 will be including an Air Jordan x Converse Pack. Sneakerheads have already gotten a glimpse of the Air Jordan 2 that is going to be a part of this pack. It is the Air Jordan 2 “Alumni,” which was unveiled in March and was reportedly going to arrive at retailers in Summer or Fall 2017. As for the Converse Pro Leather, as can be seen here, it has predominantly clean White-colored leather uppers, while it features Carolina Blue-colored accents along with Chuck Taylor’s signature on the sides.
Finally, sneakerheads get to find out when exactly the Air Jordan 2 “Alumni” will end up joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2017. This entire Air Jordan x Converse Pack is scheduled to make its retail debut at a price of $300 on June 28th, 2017.
Air Jordan x Converse UNC Alumni Pack
Release Date: June 28th, 2017
917931-900 | $300