Back in 2010 we released our first collaboration project with Converse. We created a knitted version of their classic Chuck Taylor All Star and the inspiration came from the Swedish Lovikka mitten. A mitten that a women named Erika Aittamaa began to knit a long time ago, before the Industrial Revolution, to support her family. Her mittens became very popular and today the Lovikka mitten is an iconic product in Sweden.
Our project was a tribute to Erika and her mittens. We loved it and so did the people that got their hands on pair. Actually this is the most sought after sneaker that we’ve released and people have been asking for it since the first release. You could say that there was a public demand on a second drop of this project. So the saga continues, the Sneakersnstuff x Converse Lovikka All Star is back in a new colorway!
Almost everything is the same, the iconic mitten design is translated onto the vintage specialty Chuck Taylor sole, the accent embroidery and crafted details is there, the red/yellow/blue printed pinstripe on the midsole is there and the signature Lovikka tassel on the heel-stay is of course there! The only thing that we changed this time is the color, instead of off-white wool upper we went for an grey melange upper.
The Sneakersnstuff x Converse Lovikka All Star launches December 13th at all Sneakersnstuff stores at 11.00 CET and online one hour later, 12.00 CET at Sneakersnstuff.com.