The Chosen Shoes is normally about shoes I’m lusting after. But in the instance of this Converse First String x Stussy NYC collaboration, I’m posting this pic because of how disappointed I am with the ultimate product. Please note that while I am a big fan of these two brands, collaborations can result in a misstep.
Yes, using “misstep” because this is a shoe blog.
At first, Stussy teased the shoes unofficially known as the “Patchworks” with a coy from the heel-pic. I was completely intrigued, and by completely, I mean, I was as intrigued as one can get about a shoe. But then months later, there was the reveal. And…it’s just too much in the back and not enough in the front. It looks schizophrenic, like two shoes just merged together in a designer’s fit of insanity.
And the corduroy/ denim/ tartan patches has some semblance of blend, but then what is going on with the American flag? What is patriotism doing there exactly? All this opportunity, and, ultimately, we’ll left with this mess. Oh, and they’re limited to 125 pairs, but I think that’s 125 pairs too many.