In this latest collab, Owens elevates the DRKSTAR Chuck 70 with a double-stacked sole, elongated tongues, and a distinct speckled texture on the rubberized platforms, toe caps and foxing tape. Opting for a rounded toe as opposed to the square design that was seen in the previous capsule.
The high example features a black canvas upper with white contrasting stitching while the low features a “Natural Ivory” canvas upper with stitching to match. Both pairs boast chromatic Converse All Star logos at their inward-facing exteriors. Other shared details include “DBL DRKSTAR” branding on the tongues and on one of the rubberized heel logos with the other reflecting traditional Converse branding.
The DRKSTAR Chucks maintain its dramatically long tongue and bulky bumpers on the heel and toecap while sitting up high on its exaggerated sole. Backing off from 2021’s square-toed Chuck 70, the model also keeps its rounded toe, thankfully making the shoe more wearable but still dramatic nonetheless.
Simply put, Owens himself says he “FRANKENSTEINED THE CLASSIC CHUCK TAYLOR.” His unorthodox design codes, including the DRKSHDW SS14 Ramones, fuse with Converse’s timeless model to bring life to a new creature — that is, the stitched-up cotton twill DRKSTAR Chuck 70s.
Once again, a new baseball cap and backpack join the mix, flaunting co-branded details in Rick Owens’ typical, edgy faded black and cream colors.
Should you buy a size down in Converse?
The Converse website recommends customers size down in their All Star and Chuck 70 silhouettes however we would still recommend staying true to size. Unless you have narrow feet, we don’t recommend sizing down in Converse.