The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70’s Suminagashi Collection pays homage to the patterns used on psychedelic clothing and performance art during the late 60’s and 70’s. More than 2000 years ago, artisans discovered that suspending and swirling inks or paint on a still water surface creates vibrant and distinctive marble patterns on paper. This technique was refined in Japan and is now known as Suminagashi, which translates to “ink-floating”.
The Converse Suminagashi Collection uses swirling marble-patterned uppers coming in either Red or Black. The patterns are overlaid with rubberized polka dots to give it even more of a unique motif. Lastly, the shoe also comes with aged-gloss midsoles and toecaps, along with polka dot print placed on the outsoles.