Today, Converse Inc. announces the launch of the new Converse x TRASH TALK CONS Pro Leather Skate collection, marking the brand’s first sneaker collaboration with the hardcore band and CONS ambassadors, TRASH TALK. Inspired by their recent LP “No Peace”, the collection combines TRASH TALKS’s disruptive attitude with the functional skateboarding features of the Converse CONS Pro Leather.
The band commented:
“We’re excited about this project and are glad to be doing something truly original with Converse,” says Trash Talk. “When we were designing the Converse CONS Pro Leather Skate we set out to create a sneaker that we would want to wear, our take on a classic.”
The Converse x Trash Talk CONS Pro Leather Skate collection incorporates several distinct details including the band’s “No Peace” branded logo, a premium leather upper with suede heel cap and a leather heel strip that runs vertically up the back. The inside tongue label of the left sneaker is inscribed with the word “Babylon” and the left with “California” in reference to the locally inspired song from their album “Plague…Walking Disease”. The words “Trash” and “Talk” are also inscribed on alternate sock liners.
Hailing from the West Coast, Trash Talk has ignited a cross-genre scene spanning into rock, hip-hop, skate, art and photography. As CONS ambassadors Trash Talk has worked extensively with Converse over the last few years and recently recorded two tracks – “97.92” and “Modern Mayhem” – for the CONS EP Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 compilation series. In November, the band will take part in Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour in China, a multi-city free concert series that will launch Nov. 8 in Shanghai.
The Converse x Trash Talk CONS Pro Leather Skate will be available at Active Ride Shop retail stores, Converse San Francisco, Santa Monica and Soho stores and Converse.com beginning on Oct. 22 for $90 USD.