Following on from the unprecedented success of the previous installment, we’re now gearing up for the launch of round two. Fusing Converse’s footwear expertise with Cabourn’s military wear ingenuity both parties have again succeeded in creating something you don’t want to miss. The first coming sold out within a matter of days so if you’re even debating securing yourself a pair from the final chapter it’s probably best to act promptly. They were depicted in the same lookbook a few months back so it’s been an agonising wait that’s brought us up to this point.
Although slightly different from the previously released All Star Bosey Hi, the ‘Specialty Plimsoles’ kind of pick up where they left off. Much of the inspiration has been retained as the shoe channels Nigel Cabourn’s ‘Army Gym’ aesthetics becoming an accurate representation of a 1940s British PE sneaker. Where the Bosey Hi was lightweight the sequels are decidedly heavier, made from a tough Italian denim with longevity in mind. Although the sneaker is tough and designed to withstand the test of time it is simplistic and uncomplicated in terms of design. There’s nothing on it that doesn’t need to be there and from the durable upper to the ridged rubber sole, everything is just as you hope it would be.
This is a highly coveted release – all three colourways are to be available both online and in store at Triads from 21st June priced at £65.