Over a four-month period, six shoe designs have been released by ShoeBiz and Converse to create the Chuck Taylor All Star City collection. The two artists Alán González and Kris Mestizo are responsible for decorating the canvas hi-tops with designs correlating to September, October and December.
The first round of kicks showcased a San Francisco public transit homage by González and Mestizo placed the Golden Gate Bridge on his shoe. The second round was Halloween themed. González gave his pair of Chucks an x-ray skeletal makeover and Mestizo made his look like a mummy. For the final installation, the two artists were inspired by the apocalypse and celestial nature of space. The white Chucks that feature a Mayan inspired graphic belongs to González. Mestizo focused on making outer space more tangible.
Proceeds from the Chuck Taylor All Star City collection go towards two charities: Youth Against Poverty and Compass Family Services.