Shoes are the most important part of our outfit, even though most of us might not seem to realise it. Not only do your shoes help to bring your entire outfit together, they are the only thing that stands between you and the ground. Which is why you should invest in a pair of shoes that is both stylish and is able to stand the heat.
And when it comes to shoes that last, who better to turn to then Carhartt WIP, who has been designing rugged workwear for over a century? Converse and Carhartt has teamed up to create the ultimate robust sneaker, inspired by the hardiness of military garments and the stylistic, edgy Converse One Star.
Now the word ‘military’ might seem like a turn-off to many Singaporeans, no thanks to National Service, but the collab is inspired by the adaptation of military workwear for the street by retaining its functionality, not its style. Don’t worry, you won’t be seeing any camo prints around here.
Carhartt takes the classic Converse One Star silhouette, and outfits it in tough CORDURA uppers, giving the shoe a rough yet hardy texture. The tongue sports Carhartt’s label, as does the inner sole of the shoe, which is double-branded with Converse’s logo too. Of course, you won’t be able to miss the instantly recognisable star cutout, which is in the same colour as the uppers for all colourways.
At the heel of the shoe, the fabric flap has been replaced with a metal D ring so that you can hook your shoes onto a carabiner. These sturdy sneakers will also be able to withstand much more than your typical Converse – the dense fabric makes it impervious to tears and abrasions. Practical and stylish? We’re sold.
Aside from the standard military olive green colourway, the Converse x Carhartt Converse One Star also comes in an all-black colourway, and an all-white shoe with an orange sole.