Vintage Chuck Taylors got a modern makeover, reported The Times' Melissa Magsaysay of the August 2009 collaboration. "Digging into the Converse archives, Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo resurrected a Chuck Taylor style originally made for the U.S. military in the 1950s and stamped it with her signature red heart-face" for Comme des Garcons Play for Converse Collection. Even more heart-warming, Converse and United Bamboo just released the United Bamboo for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists Chuck Taylor All Star shoe in white/red nylon or leather on unitedbamboo.com. Ten percent of the net wholesale price of the $129.95 shoe will go to the Global Fund help eliminate AIDS in Africa. And what goes great with hearts? Zigzags, of course. The Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes will be out in the spring. Photo: Comme des Garcons PLAY for Converse, $100.
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