Converse x Black Sabbath

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July 9, 2014

Two legends have reunited once again.

VIDEO: Converse x Black Sabbath, Part 1

Just as they inspired Converse and the collection, Black Sabbath continue to inspire countless musicians the world over. We interviewed artists in the metal world and beyond to get their take on their favorite Black Sabbath album, and the guttural reactions these albums still generate.

Revered metal musicians and industry professionals discuss Black Sabbath’s legendary 1970 debut album, which marked the beginning of heavy metal music and culture. Includes interviews with members of Candiria, Mutoid Man, Nuclear Blast Records, and More!

The latest Converse x Black Sabbath collection builds from where the first two collections left off – inspired by one of the greatest bands of all time, Converse has created three new sneakers for the Fall season. The collaboration features album artwork from Black Sabbath’s most groundbreaking records “Never Say Die” and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” designed by acclaimed illustrator Drew Struzan, as well as iconic live photography.

Converse x Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath is credited with creating “heavy metal” and their genre-defining music marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Since debuting in 1969, Black Sabbath has inspired millions to unleash their creative spirit through music. One of the most iconic bands of all time has once again teamed up with one of the most iconic sneakers of all time for a truly special Converse Chuck Taylor All Star collection.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection will be available at Converse stores and on Converse.com beginning Thursday, July 10 with each style retailing for $60 USD.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath Live (White)

Black Sabbath Live

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath Live hi-top features an iconic black and white concert photo of Ozzy giving a double peace sign while the band jams in the background on the fabric upper. The tongue label features the black stitched band logo.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black / Red)

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sabbath Bloody Sabbath hi-top features canvas uppers printed with cover art from one of Black Sabbath’s heaviest and most loved records, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,” which was recorded in the dungeons of the Clearwell Castle in England. The album artwork by legendary artist Drew Struzan captures the mood and vibe of those recording sessions. The stitched “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. The shoe’s fabric upper features imagery from the cover art.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Never Say Die (Black / Gold)

Never Say Die

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Never Say Die hi-top features the logo and cover art from Black Sabbath’s last studio album with their original lineup, “Never Say Die.” The cover art was created by one of the most iconic artists in rock music, Storm Thorgerson, who was part of the Hipgnosis Collective that created several legendary album covers. The stitched “Never Say Die” tongue label features the same text font as the album cover and the album image is printed on the fabric upper.

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