Missoni for Converse Auckland Racer debuts on Milan runway


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The latest collaboration between Italian luxury label Missoni and Converse, which made its runway debut at Missoni’s spring/summer 2013 men’s show Monday in Milan, riffs on a ‘70s-era running shoe called the Auckland Racer.

Although we couldn’t be runway adjacent to check out the kicks ourselves, we’re told they’re constructed with Missoni’s signature multistitch fabric in two different versions, one multicolor (top center, above) and the other a ‘grayscale gradient-fade’ (bottom center, above).


Converse describes the Auckland Racer as a running shoe introduced in the 1970s that ‘carries a lineage associated with early pioneers of the jogging movement.’

Which is fine by us -- just as long as the ‘70s-era track suit silhouette doesn’t plan on making a comeback.


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-- Adam Tschorn