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Converse x John Elliott Skidgrip


Converse x John Elliott

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A tactile rework of archival Converse style.

With a tactile rework of the archival Skidgrip, John Elliott creates a beautifully imperfect blend of vintage-inspired colour and texture.

The acclaimed menswear designer gives timeless casual style a vintage-inspired look. Featured in two distinct tones, this tactile rework of the archival Skidgrip creates a beautifully imperfect combination of texture and colour.


The details (John Elliott Skidgrip rework)

John Elliott reimagines archival Converse style with a tactile Skidgrip rework. Known for elevating street staples through unique textile approaches, the menswear designer replicates the striking imperfection of aged patina with a meticulously flocked canvas. Textured green and brown tones flow across the upper in organic patterns, adding unexpected vibrance to the clean and timeless silhouette. Converse x John Elliott Skidgrip: a vintage-inspired look and feel—on an archival classic that never gets old.


●       Limited-edition low-top sneaker from menswear designer John Elliott

●       Flocked canvas upper crafted with two-stage printing process—echoing the texture and colour of aged patina

●       Nickel lace eyelets

●       Signature smooth midsole

●       Herringbone outsole

●       Cobranded sockliner

●       Second pop colour lace included

The Converse x John Elliott Skidgrip is available online at, Shelflife and DTC Sandton from Thursday, 19 August 2021.

Price Range: R1 799.00



About Converse
Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”TM and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories and is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit and follow