To say collaborations have reached a critical mass isn’t that controversial when everyone from Pee Wee Herman to Dinosaur Jr. has had a Dunk produced in their name. Nothing against the Playhouse or You’re Living All Over Me, but shouldn’t a little more relevance (and a little less kitsch) be prerequisite to affixing an “x” to a footwear project? Converse’s First String program has quietly taken on the task of re-imagining their sneakers within the template of the brand’s famous models. Their latest project has them teaming up with Schott NYC on a pair of Chuck Taylor All-Stars that embodies both brands’ functional, and rebellious, past. Made from suede leather sourced directly from Schott, the sneaker is an homage to Schott’s Perfecto motorcycle jacket, right down to the multiple zippers. First String also means there aren’t many of these. Mark December 15th as an early work day.