Converse Launches Second ERX Collection With Don C: "Animal Vs. Metal"
Following the launch of Converse’s ERX this Fall, Converse and Don C release a second head-to-toe capsule featuring five ERX renditions. Fascinated by the ERX through his own personal memories of the silhouette and love of the sport, Don C continues to leverage the 80’s silhouette’s cross-cultural, on and off court adoption, and remasters it for the present.
The collection play host to two juxtaposing ideals, “Animal” and “Metal”, crafted in unison and born from Don C’s encyclopaedic knowledge of basketball and his modern streetwear design ethos. Constructed to bring style to the forefront of function, the ERX boasts a renewed EVA midsole, while the upper with all its panels and rubber cup-sole mirror the originals from the 1980s.
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The “Animal” pack looks at the rivalry between predator and prey through the ERX 260 Mid model. Coming in two leather colourways (black and white), the silhouettes are accented with wild animal prints, a signature execution of Don C’s. The patterns and textures bleed into an accompanying four-piece apparel and accessories set, and host hints of colour reminiscent of his first ERX drop with Converse. Each sneaker also comes with two lace sets, embellishing the print on each sneaker’s heel overlay.
The “Metal” pack offers three additional distinct ERX 260’s in contrasting colour palettes, along with four-piece apparel and accessory set in the same tones, derived from the glam metal era. The craze, which developed at the convergence of 80’s punk rock and pop genres, transformed the subculture’s styles into a new trend that helped define the time. Each ERX plays host to an assortment of multi-sized studs and distinct inflections that further elevate the silhouette through the lens of modern streetwear. Each is also adorned with an oversized “CONS” logo print on the tongue, lighting bolt graphics and multiple lace options.
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The collection will be available from this Sunday January 13 exclusively at www.converse.com.au, Converse Sylvia Park, Converse St Lukes & Foot Locker Queen Street (Animal Pack) with apparel starting at RRP $60 NZD and footwear at RRP $220 NZD.
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