Converse has always had a connection  with music and pop culture. On it’s 100th Anniversary, Converse is unveiling a new Premium Inspired Footwear Collections for Fall 2008 to celebrate the undeniable connection with music and pop culture. The Converse key collections include the iconic influence from Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath, The Doors, The Who, Ozzy and Pink Floyd. The canvas shoes that has made everyone stylish, from day and night will launch these modern and uniquely inspired designs in both hi-top and low-top styles.

Grateful Dead : Alton Kelley’s and Stanley Mouse’s artwork from the graphic poster art in the 60’s and 70’s. Skulls and Roses is featured on the hi-top shoes ($49.99), while the famous dancing bears are prominently shown on the low-top shoes ($44.99). Available in black/blue/grenadine, black/bears, white/blue/grenadine leather, white/bears, white/grenadine/gold and white/multiple.



More Converse Premium Fall 2008 Collections after the fold…

Black Sabbath : A definite homage to Black Sabbath’s metal anthem, Iron Man, this collection has hard-core metal influence. Monochrome black leather uppers with metallic lining and Sabbath-signature purple accented linings. An iconic Black Sabbath artwork is featured on the Chuck Taylor All Star Shoe. While the Jack Purcell was treated with an industrial look and extreme attitude design. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoes come in high top black/white, black/white/gold and parchment/black canvas. Black Sabbath “we sold our sole for rock and roll” are available on and Journeys stores for $49.99 converese-black-sabbath-hi-top1



The Doors: The hi-top shoe was inspired by the song “The Unknown Soldier” evident in it’s military-style, combat-fatigue detailing and black soles. The white low-top version features The Doors logo which blends the canvas and rubber side wall into one. The Chuck Taylor All Star high-top shoe is available in vineyard green/black canvas or black/black leather. An oxford version is available in white/black canvas. Retailing to about $50-$100.




The Doors collection will drop at Journeys next month (November).

The Who collection will roll out on January 2009, Ozzy collection follows in February and Pink Floyd collection drops on March. I’ll feature them as soon as the roll out. 

(Images : RocketXL / Converse)