Designed to showcase Converse’s most coveted product, the Converse First String collections are focused on original silhouettes, modern design, premium construction, high-level distribution and occasional collaborations with originals in art, design, fashion and culture. The Converse First String Standards collection is not done in collaboration, but is a collection of very special, hand-picked silhouettes mined from the Converse archives, and re-considered. Using what is the signature, exclusive Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette for First String, this shoe echoes the familiar Chuck, but has unique features like a higher rubber rand, a vintage rubber license plate logo and a premium comfort system. Originally made for the military in the 1960s, the First String versions have a clean modern feel with monochromatic rubber outsoles and chambray uppers with contrast stitching. Two colorways are now available through select First String retailers, including The Darkside Initiative.