For years, Converse has given sneaker lovers kicks that are cool, comfortable and classics. With every shoe model, Converse manages to appeal to just about every walk of life, from the skater to the b-baller to the fashionista. And this month, the brand stays true to its legacy with its remastered Cons Collection.
To better capture the spirit behind the lifestyle sneakers, Converse partnered up with artists who are riding the new wave of music that is being birthed in NYC. A young man with many titles–including rapper, music producer and music video director, to name a few–Bishop Nehru holds the spot as one of the faces of the Cons Collection. Appealing to the collection’s youthful and street smart vibe, the 17-year-old perfectly embodies just that. With two successful projects already under his belt along with opening for Wu-Tang Clan on their 20th anniversary tour, the kid’s clearly got skills.
Indie band Phony PPL also snagged an ambassador spot, thanks to their eclectic sound, which uniquely mixes funk, hip-hop and R&B. These cats are also doing their thing, having toured with the likes of Theophilus London, Erykah Badu and The Roots.
Converse brings these retro kicks back, first with the “Peacock Blue,” Charlotte Hornets-inspired style in homage to Johnson’s career with the North Carolinian team, and second with a “Smoke Pearl” colorway.