Friday, July 2, 2010
sak for Converse >>> Jack Purcell and One Star 1974
“I wanted to bring together the history of Florence and Converse’s legacy,” says Ryusaku Hiruma, designer and founder of sak.
Hiruma’s story is unique. Born in Japan, he has been pursuing age-old Italian craftsmanship in Florence, Italy for nearly a decade. Choosing to immerse himself in the historical home where Renaissance and industrial design have converged for centuries, Hiruma’s unique and modern sensibility blends with his unmistakable skill and artistry to create amazing styles for Converse.
Creating coveted versions of Converse’s most recognizable styles, Hiruma carefully replicates the silhouette of the Jack Purcell shoe in an off-white and the One Star 1974 in black, using old-world construction techniques.
Each shoe features supple leathers – all hand-stitched from upper and rand to insole. The attention to detail includes leather soles, ink printed logos, elegant hand-stitched toe bumpers, and charming touches such as a hand-cut star cut out gracing the ends of each shoe’s leather laces.
Truly works of art, these crafted masterpieces are produced in collaboration as a part of the Converse First String program, the brand’s most premium tier. Only 64 pairs of these exclusive styles from Ryusaku Hiruma are available worldwide.
Mens sizes: US 7 - 11
Converse sak Jack Purcell off-white leather: 499,90 Euro
Converse sak One Star 1974 black leather: 499,90 Euro
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