It’s safe to say that pretty much anything that NEIGHBORHOOD touches, we dig. Does that mean you can include is in the Japanese label’s circle of cult fans? Yes… yes you can. We happily admit that, and its latest collaborative effort with iconic footwear brand Converse is just another example of why we admire what Designer Shinsuke Takizawa does–always. No strangers to collaborating with other entities, NEIGHBORHOOD has a unique approach of bringing on dark (primarily black) aesthetics that are ripe with subtle detailing and accents that prompts you to take the time to really appreciate the craftsmanship and thought that goes into the design.
This is very much the case with the new collaborative effort’s take on Converse’s classic One Star ’74 and Chuck ’70 silhouettes. The two models receive both motorbike and military design inspirations–two style sensibilities that NEIGHBORHOOD is synonymous with–together with further streetwear elements that blends wearability and style perfectly. The two blacked-out shoes that rest on white sole units–and additional white accents found throughout–will be made available this Thursday April 6, retailing at $110 USD for the high top, and $100 USD for the low. Both can be found at either Converse’s online store, or at select Converse and third-party stores. Check out the two sneakers in the galleries above.