Converse announces the launch of the Spring 2013 Missoni for Converse Auckland Racer. The latest collaboration with Missoni features the iconic Auckland Racer with two new fabric updates for spring. First debuted at the Missoni’s Men’s Spring Summer 2013 runway show in Milan, the shoes feature Missoni’s iconic multi-stitch fabric featuring a multi-color gradient-fade.
The Auckland Racer silhouette hails from the early days of the jogging movement in the 1970’s and serves as the model for these beautiful collaborative shoes from Converse and Missoni. Each shoe features a wool/viscose upper, premium canvas lining, white rubber soles and a subtle lamé yarn woven into the fabric.
Converse First String is a limited-edition collection that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level. The Missoni for Converse Auckland Racer will be available Friday, March 29, 2013 in limited quantities at Missoni boutiques and select Converse First String retailers globally. All shoes will retail for a MSRP of $200 and will be available in unisex sizing 7 – 13.