The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ILL by Wiz Khalifa looks (to me) like a combination of Jordan’s, old school high-top Chuck Taylors and half-cab skate shoes. Built a little tougher than the original Chucks, the All Star ILLs keep the classic Converse style intact but include that special touch by Wiz Khalifa you’d expect to see in a collab project. The sneaks feature a leather upper, a translucent outsole, gold flecking details and oversized logo on the side – staying to true to the iconic reputation of high-top Converse shoes. They also include one distinct feature you won’t find on any other shoe: Wiz’ signature on the eyelets. You can grab them in black, white or both and rock some swag inspired by Wiz’ own individual silhouette.
In this humble skateboarder’s opinion, the All Star ILL is a great blend of classic style and skate culture. Seems like Wiz helped to create something functional, sick looking and ready to be put through some beatings. Then again, they’d probably stay looking fresh squeaky clean. Here’s what Wiz said about the results of this, his second collab with Converse:
“I am very excited about continuing my relationship with Converse and releasing this new sneaker collection,” says Wiz Khalifa. “We spent a lot of time designing each part of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ILL and the end result is exactly what I wanted.”
About Wiz Khalifa
If you love Chuck Taylors you should check out this Pittsburgh rapper. He’s been sporting All Stars for years and has come up from mixtapes to his own record label – Taylor Gang Records. Coincidently, “Taylor” isn’t associated with his love of Chucks, but rather hails from the highschool he attended. This Converse collab project took place alongside the release of Wiz’ new album “BLACC HOLLYWOOD,” so if you’re interested in getting to know this multi-platinum artists, now’s a great time.
But more about the shoes…
You can buy The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ILL collection by Wiz Khalifa at Foot Locker, Footaction and Eastbay now for $70 USD. Converse products are also sold by retailers in over 160 countries and the U.S.