True to form, sneaker anti-hero Converse has linked-up with quintessential Korean label Kasina. The collaboration is the culmination of Kasina’s 20 year vice on the Korean streetwear market. From the One-Star and Chuck ‘70s Ox silhouettes to the black leather uppers and contrast stitching, elements from both brands have collided in a straight up fire sneaker release.
Born in 1997 out of the South Korean capital, Seoul, Kasina has spent the past two decades aiding the country’s streetwear crusade. From humble skate beginnings, the label has grown to become a verified destination for Korea’s youth and style enthusiasts alike.
Drawing on Kasina’s heritage, the collection boasts an unabridged craftsmanship. Both silhouettes feature wide black pinstripe detail on the midsole, and clear outsoles comprising a star logo split between the left and right feet.
The sneakers also feature Kasina’s namesake via the Hanya character ‘女’ and the label’s founding year ‘1997’ on the heel. It’s Korean streetwear as it should be: uncut.
The collection celebrates its official launch July 13 at 10 am AEST via the Converse AU site.