Saturday, September 17, 2016

Converse Launches Its Fall/Holiday 2016 Collection Featuring Counter Climate Sneakers

Summer is definitely over and the rainy days are here once more!

Converse Counter-Climate: Chuck Tailor All Star II Canvas Shield...
A few months ago, we enjoyed the warmth of the summer by frolicking in parks, malls, and the beaches. For many of us, Converse's summer kicks were the ever-present footwear that can be worn for almost everyday occasions. In case you missed my previous posts, check out Converse's iconic Punk Rock legend Sex Pistols designs among others, and then shortly after, the Andy Warhol bright and fruity collections, which made it a talk-of-the-town among vacationing friends. 

Now that the rainy season is here again, many would say that it would limit one's fashion statement. Apparently, Converse says otherwise because it has recently launched a new set of weather proof sneakers that can be worn even under any monsoon. Converse calls this one the Counter Climate collection. 

Converse Counter-Climate collection comes in various designs and colors...
The Counter Climate collection features an entirely unique fabric that actually repels a few millimeters of rain shower. The two holes on the side were also sealed-off so that you can confidently walk through those shallow puddles that you may encounter along the way and not to worry that it will take in water. And finally, these cons are cladded with the Nike technology – Lunarlon insole for a more comfortable stride.

...with special fabric that repels rain water plus Lunarlon insole for a more comfortable fit
Last September 5, 2016, I got  the chance to witness the unveiling of the newest Converse Collection at Sky High Bar located at the roof top of Ace Hotel and Suites in Pasig City. The launch was graced by members of the media, executives from Converse Philippines, and celebrity endorsers Julie Ann San Jose, Bianca Umali and Benjamin Alves. 

Converse Celebrity endorsers: Julie Ann San Jose, Bianca Umali, and Benjamin Alves
While cocktail food were being served, we took the liberty of checking out the newest line of sneakers that included collections like the Jack Purcell, One Star Cons, and the classic Chuck Taylor All Star which has never gone out of style since 1932. The sneakers also highlighted the Lunarlon insole technology that was introduced by Nike after its acquisition of Converse years ago. 

After the program, guests flocked to the lower part of the bar to watch a surprise performance of The Dawn. Having known of their arrival early on, I hurriedly positioned myself in front for a better view of the show. The crowd, most especially people who grew up in the 80’s, were up on our seats and enjoyed singing along with Enveloped Ideas, the band's signature song that made them an instant hit during that time. The energy of Mr. Jett Pangan, the group's lead singer, and the rest of the members may have slowed down a bit but the voice and sounds are still the same. 

 80's iconic band - The Dawn!
After which, my wife and I took the opportunity to have a picture with Jett, who was wearing a Converse Chuck Taylor Andy Warhol edition. 

Me with Mr. Jett Pangan of the legendary 80's band - The Dawn
The Converse Counter Climate collection is already available online at the Converse Philippines website and in all Converse concept stores. Don't forget to visit Converse stores nationwide this September 12 -18, 2016, as you can also enjoy up to 50% off on selected Converse models!

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