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Converse’s new collection is inspired by DIY Valentine’s Day cards

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CONVERSE

WORDS BY MAEVE KERR-CROWLEY

Wear your heart on your Chucks.

Who doesn’t love love? I’m talking about love in all its forms: butterflies in your stomach love, unrequited longing love, feeling deeply connected to your friend over a coffee love and calling your mum on a Sunday love.

To quote a cliché, love is well and truly in the air right now – and Converse is celebrating with the release of its Crafted with Love collection.


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Paying homage to more nostalgic expressions of love in a time when communication with our nearest and dearest is filtered through apps and technology, the first drop of the collection includes limited-edition takes on the iconic Chuck 70, and both the Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star Lift silhouettes.

Arriving in a lovey-dovey (but super wearable) palette of white, red and black, each style features DIY-inspired details reminiscent of a high school love note. Think back to the days of hearts doodled in your notebook and lipstick kisses on the mirror.

The limited-edition Crafted with Love Chuck 70 is available in black or vintage white and features small, embroidered red kisses all over the upper shoe, as well as a sweet ‘love me’ message embroidered at the heel. You’ll also find a cheeky kiss print design on the bottom of the sole, and a ready-to-personalise label on the inside of the tongue that takes inspiration from DIY Valentine’s Day cards.

Also included in the drop is a love-loaded take on the Chuck Taylor All Star Lift. Available in vintage white, this platform style features small hearts embroidered along the curve of the laces, ‘love me’ embroidery at the heel and a bright pink outsole for a pop of colour.

For the kids, the collection includes a Chuck Taylor All Star design in junior and toddler sizes. Both kids’ styles come in vintage white with embroidered hearts at the heel, laces printed with the word ‘LOVE’ and a red, heart-shaped ankle patch.

As with all Converse sneakers, each pair in the collection is made for comfortable wear, with sturdy cotton construction and lightweight cushioned insoles.

To keep the love flowing, expect more Crafted with Love styles to launch in the near future, including an on-theme black, pink, white and red update to the Run Star Hike silhouette.

Drop one of the Crafted with Love collection is available to shop here.

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