NBA Fashion & Athlete Style Magazine: More Than Stats: Most Stylish Athletes, Best Dressed Athletes

Don C & Converse Debut New Converse ERX Sneaker Line During New York Fashion Week

Just Don

Written by JaRon M in Athletes Fashion,News on Sep 13th 2018

The late 80’s were known for high top sneakers, athleisure, gaudy chains, elaborate patterns, and an overall era of attitude. Is it a coincidence that the same time period gave us the Bad Boys Pistons and N.W.A.? I think not. Something special was brewing in the air at the peak of the MTV era, especially on the court. Things moved faster than ever before, making it one of the more physical eras in the sport. The practical need for reinforced soles and ankle-securing hi-top designs, mixed with the aesthetic flair of the 80’s color palette, gave birth to the beginning of endorsed athletic sneakers that had serious fashion appeal. We witnessed the birth of the Air Jordan, the Reebok Pump, the Patrick Ewing’s, and of course the Converse ERX, popularized by the back-to-back champions of the Detroit Pistons and legends such as Larry Bird. The Converse ERX, that first dropped in 1988, had a host of practical technology and an 80’s-approved bulky silhouette that made it a great choice for everyone from athletes to the rock stars.

This shoe design caught the eye of Just Don designer, Don C, who is known for his fashion acumen when it comes to designing shoes, jerseys, and hats; you name it, he excels at it. The Chicago-bred fashion icon already has collaborations with brands ranging from Nike’s Air Jordan to Wendy’s Restaurant and has now been working with Converse to revamp their iconic ERX shoe, with his own Midas touch. Playing off of our modern affinity for bulky soles, seen on brands such as Balenciaga or Don C’s hometown homie, Yeezy, he kept up the classic silhouette, beefing it up with contrasting colorways, metallic studs, and even animal prints. Don C was inspired by this shoe because they represent the attitude-having champions of yesteryear and evoke memories of a shoe that transcended the court.

These retro kicks are sure to fly off of the shelves, allowing ballers from all walks of life to perform on life’s stage in style. In classic Just Don form, a line of accessories and apparel will accompany the shoe line, which the designer previewed earlier this week at NYFW. Get your neon tracksuits ready and your DeLorean revved up and prepare for the drop that is expected to happen in the fall of this year.
 

Illustrator Benjamin Marra, worked with Don C’s designs to create some electric ads that summons the power and energy of 80’s era footwear advertisements.
 

 
Check out shots from Don C x Converse’s New York Fashion Week launch event.
 

Spread the love


29 Comments

  1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything

  2. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have learn this put up and if I may I desire to suggest you few interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write subsequent articles referring to this article. I want to read more issues approximately it!

  3. I’m still learning from you, but I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely love reading all that is written on your site.Keep the aarticles coming. I loved it!

  4. I like this weblog very much so much wonderful information.

  5. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  6. I got what you mean ,saved to fav, very nice web site.

  7. Astrologie says:

    Thank you for the good writeup. It if truth be told was a amusement account it. Look complex to far brought agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  8. I like this website very much so much excellent information.

  9. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and all. Nevertheless think of if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this website could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its niche. Terrific blog!

  10. Very interesting topic, thankyou for putting up.

  11. +solar says:

    Very interesting topic, appreciate it for putting up. “All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” by James Thurber.

  12. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account aided me a applicable deal. I have been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided shiny clear idea

  13. I feel that is among the so much important information for me. And i am glad studying your article. However should commentary on some general issues, The site style is perfect, the articles is in reality excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  14. web hosting says:

    I genuinely enjoy studying on this internet site, it has got good articles.

  15. immigration says:

    Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  16. Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your website is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the info I already searched all over the place and just could not come across. What a perfect website.

  17. I visited a lot of website but I believe this one contains something extra in it in it

  18. Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing subject with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  19. Katia says:

    Do you have any video of that? I’d want
    to find out more details.

  20. Quite insightful post. Never believed that it was this simple after all. I had spent a very good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this topic clearly and you’re the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

  21. BillyTooxy says:

    Яндекс

  22. good post.Never knew this, thanks for letting me know.

  23. I gotta bookmark this internet site it seems invaluable very useful

  24. xkwRZyaYdbOVc

  25. Eric Gallite says:

    I have been examinating out a few of your posts and i can claim clever stuff. I will definitely bookmark your website.

  26. Randy says:

    May I simply say what a comfort to uncover somebody who actually
    knows what they’re talking about on the internet.

    You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light
    and make it important. More and more people need to read this and understand this side
    of the story. I was surprised you are not more popular given that you certainly possess the gift.

  27. Clarkbuh says:

    te44b ck2yb dp2h

  28. WesleyTaics says:

    buy tadalafil tadalafil daily use
    tadalafil 40

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *