Converse Revives Its 110-Year-Old Skidgrip For Duo Of Handsome Classic Sneakers

Oct 22, 2020

Category: Style

It’s been 110 years since the introduction of Converse’s original Skidgrip; although, when it was released in 1910, it debuted under the Circular Vamp Oxford (CVO) monicker. Throughout the life of the classic shoe, it would adorn the feet of tennis, basketball, boat, BMX, and skate enthusiasts, becoming a trademark of Southern California style during the 1980s. Now, the shoe has reemerged as a minimalist take for the masses.

The newly-announced Converse Skidgrip Hi and Low arrive hot on the heels of the brand’s recent Fear of God collaboration. Departing from the eye-catching design of the Jerry Lorenzo-branded original, these subdued examples feature a “Safari/Biscotti/Oil Green” and “Oil Green/Malachite Green” colorway, with the High calling upon a substantial mixture of jungle cloth and waxed canvas for improved durability. The Low, however, will feature a refined mixture of corduroy and suede, giving it a more luxurious persona. Regardless of their construction, both shoes remain committed to the militaristic inspiration of the original. Head to Converse’s website to pick up the Low ($80) or High ($85) on October 27.

Purchase: $80+

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