Converse x Missoni’s New Sneaker Collection Is Retro Patterned Perfection

The Pro Leather sneakers from the Converse x Missoni Archive Project.
Photo: Courtesy of Converse

Here’s the thing. We KNOW we have too many sneakers in our closet. We KNOW we shouldn’t add any more high tops to our overflowing collection. BUT season after season, the styles in each and every Converse x Missoni capsule are so indisputably cute, we really can’t say no! Earlier this year we swooned over the pastel colorwheel and metallic zigzag details that graced those iconic Chucks, and this time around the dynamic duo is pulling at our fashion weaknesses yet again. But instead of rolling out more new designs, the brands are looking to recent history- 1994, to be exact- with sneakers splashed with eclectic retro prints. They’ve dug through their archives and given the Pro Leather Mid and the Auckland Racer a past-perfect makeover with deadstock fabric in different designs, textures, and even various zigzags(!). Considering the 20-pair collection includes everything from yarn-inspired fabrics to sleek monochrome touches, there’s literally a shoe for everyone.

The Auckland sneakers from the Converse x Missoni Archive Project.
Photo: Courtesy of Converse

If this high fashion-streetwear explosion sounds all a bit TOO good to be true, that’s probably because it is. The limited-edition collab is super exclusive…we’re talking, SO exclusive that you’ll have to hit up Colette in Paris to get your hands on them. But if you ask us, it’s totally worth it. Field trip to France, anyone?!

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