We’re now into December and with it comes the inevitable end of year lists that no one actually reads. Lists are, for the most past, stupid. That said, for what it’s worth, if I was to list the best shoe collaborators of the past year, both size? and Converse would be up there. Size? have provided a slew of excellently executed Nike collabs which hark back to the much slept-on ACG era. Converse have also had their fair share of collaborative high-points in 2013, from the simplistic but ingenious Margiela numbers to their more recent collab with Japan’s Neighborhood. So, it makes complete sense for these two entities to round off the year with another stunning collab; the latest in what’s becoming an increasing fruitful venture.
The Winter Edition pack features three classic but underrated silhouettes from the Converse archives; the Auckland Racer, the Allstar Hollis and the Star Player Hi Zip. Each one has been given the premium treatment, a hallmark of nearly all size? collabs, favouring quality materials and crisp colourways over brash designs. the application of wool, suede, ripstop nylon, as well as heavy duty sole units and waxed laces gives a distinctly robust aesthetic to each model which fits the season perfectly.
The size? worldwide exclusive All Star Hollis and Auckland Racer winter editions will be released at 8am GMT, Friday 13th December. The Star Player Hi Zip will be released a few days later. Each style is priced between £60 and £65, which is more than reasonable.