7 users: 4.9 / 5
Base model: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball

Verdict from 6 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • According to several reviewers, the Comme des Garcons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70s Low Tops are not your regular Chuck Taylors as they deliver more cushioning and comfort.  
  • Despite being a familiar sneaker, one enjoys that these have a unique design.  
  • A few say that the CDG's are among the most comfortable pair of Converse shoes they have ever purchased.  
  • Several users like the accents placed on these sneakers especially the Comme des Garcons heart and the glaze over the toe cap and midsole.  
  • These come in an affordable price tag for a Comme des Garcon sneaker, others have noted. 
  • One mentions that these sneakers are a great collector’s item. Its style is modern yet timeless and makes a perfect statement.  
  • One particularly likes that these are in partnership with Converse, a tried-and-tested brand that has lasted through generations.  
  • Numerous users highly appreciate this unisex design.   

2 reasons not to buy

  • One is disappointed that the heel tab chafes his ankles. 
  • The white colorway looks more like an off-white color in real life, as per one of the reviewers. 

Bottom line

The partnership between Comme des Garcons and Converse, seemingly opposing brands at first glance, surprisingly works well in a sense that both styles reflect on the collection. The classic silhouette of the low-top Chucks embellished with the signature CDG heart results into a modern and hip, yet timeless sneaker. 

Fit & Sizing  

The CDG x Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top is a unisex sneaker. Its canvas upper offers a supportive fit. Fit can also be adjusted with the help of the traditional lacing system. Because of its design, couples and families alike can enjoy wearing a similar or matching pair. 

A trademark of the Comme des Garcons style is its out-of-the-box design that harbors in simplicity and straightforwardness which highly reflects on its interpretation for this Chuck Taylor Low Top silhouette. Unlike the previous releases, these sneakers are clad in a more pronounce peeping CDG Heart matched with a thick outsole and glossy toe box to keep everything casually cool.  

Its low-top silhouette can be easily styled. However, it is best to pair it with a black or white top and jeans, to keep all the attention on the shoe. 

Taking a new spin on the classic Chuck Taylor, these sneakers retain its canvas upper and vulcanized rubber outsole only with some added pizazz. The addition of New York-based artist Filip Pagowski's famous CDG heart creates a nice contrast on the black or white upper. Everything is kept minimal, an attribute distinguishable for both brands.  

Converse is home to fashionable shoes for both men and women. It has been notorious when it comes to its collaborations. Its partnership with Comme des Garcons, a luxury Japanese fashion brand, caused excitement for Converse and CDG fans as it creates an interesting fusion of high-end and street style.  

Despite the contrast, the meaning of the brand's name, which can be translated to "like the boys," relate highly to Converse, specifically to the Chuck Taylor silhouette. The fourth collaboration, which includes the Comme des Garcons x Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top, features four premium All Star Chuck Taylor in both black and white colorways. 

  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Play Commes des Garçons collection was released on May 14, 2015. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.