Best Converse Collabs 2023

A pair of off-white Converse high-tops sat on top of a pink tile.
Credit: Converse


A pair of off-white Converse high-tops sat on top of a pink tile.
Credit: Converse

Converse has partnered with a ton of brands and celebrities over the years. However, if you're a sneaker fan like us, you may be wondering what are the best Converse collabs around right now to add to your collection.

Fortunately, we've put together a list of what we feel are the most unique, interesting, and perhaps even the best Converse shoes available from some of the brand's more recent collaborative releases.

Why focus on more recent drops? Well, simply put, some of the older releases are not as readily available as they once were. For example, the Off-White x Converse All-Stars from 2018 are great, arguably some of the best sneakers around, but are also fairly pricey these days.

Therefore, by focusing on a more current selection, as we did with our list of the best Vans collabs, you shouldn't have to break the bank to add any of our top picks to your sneaker collection.

That said, as more and more collaborations are released throughout the year, we'll come back and amend our list according to what we believe are the best sneaker collabs Converse has to offer. For now, though, let's dive into our list of top picks...

Best Converse collabs

  1. ADER error x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "The New Is Not New"
  2. DRKSHDW Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN High "Black Cloud Cream"
  3. Devin Booker x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "The Next Icon"
  4. Patta x Converse One Star Pro "Four Leaf Clover"
  5. Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "Fossil Pearl"
  6. Tyler, The Creator x Converse Chuck 70 Low "Digital Leopard Khaki"
ADER ERROR x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "Create Next" product image of a white pair of sneakers with ripped blue overlays.
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1. ADER error x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "The New Is Not New"

If you're looking to add a completely unique pair of Converse to your sneaker collection, then we feel it's going to be hard to look past this ADER error collab.

Its design is brilliant for two reasons. Firstly, they feature fragmented Blue canvas sections and purposefully pre-aged details to help you stand out from the crowd.

However, the second reason why we're a big fan is that, underneath the bright Blue overlays, you'll find what is essentially just a regular White pair of Chuck 70s. As a result, the shoes strike a nice balance between familiarity and bespoke detail, something that's not always that easy to achieve.

Other more subtle design details include the custom lace dubraes, plus the "The New Is Not New" branding featured throughout. All in all, there are so many great design elements here that it's hard to not include them on our list.

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DRKSHDW Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN High "Black Cloud Cream" product image of a black and off-white leather pair of sneakers.
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2. DRKSHDW Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN High "Black Cloud Cream"

Rick Owens has had his fair share of Converse collaborations over the years. However, this TURBOWPN High release is, in our opinion, one of the best.

The DRKSHDW brand has rejuvenated what was originally one of the best basketball shoes around. It features an almost entirely new aesthetic to give the sneakers a completely different feel and sense of purpose.

For instance, you get chunky off-white midsoles, DRKSHDW branding, and black leather throughout to complement the high-top silhouette and give a slightly smarter look to the shoes.

Of course, there are hints of Converse in there as well, namely the logo on the side. However, much of this sneaker has been altered to give the shoes a brand new lease of life.

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Devin Booker x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "The Next Icon" product image of an all-egret-coloured pair of high-tops.
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3. Devin Booker x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "The Next Icon"

Adding to the list of great Converse collabs this year is this signature Devin Booker Chuck 70 Hi, with the colourway known as "The Next Icon".

The shoe is relatively basic as it is constructed almost entirely out of Egret canvas which sits on top of a similarly coloured rubber midsole.

In fact, the whole sneaker is minimalist with its monochromatic colour scheme. That said, there are a couple of deviations from the Egret tone, one being the silver metal eyelets, and the other being the special gum outsole underneath.

Although the design is straightforward, the simple colour palette should make the shoe easy to pair with any outfit. Therefore, we feel this collab would be a great shoe to wear on a daily basis, thus earning it an entry on our list.

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Patta x Converse One Star Pro "Four Leaf Clover" product image of a fluffy brown pair of shoes with white soles and featuring four leaf clover symbols in green on the sides.
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4. Patta x Converse One Star Pro "Four Leaf Clover"

Earlier this year, Patta joined forces once more with Converse once again to pay homage to the symbol of good fortune through its "Four Leaf Clover" collaboration.

This timeless design showcases a luscious Java brown suede upper, exuding a distinct hairy texture, while proudly displaying the renowned One Star emblem adorned with an intricately embroidered four-leaf clover across the side.

Adding to the brand's already unique design, Patta introduces its own branding on both the tongue and rear of this classic style, completing the striking aesthetic.

The shoes have a very distinct style that may not be for everyone. However, the sheer uniqueness of this Patta collab meant it had to be highlighted in our list.

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Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "Fossil Pearl" product image of a fossil white Converse high-top featuring the Stüssy logo on the side made from white pearls.
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5. Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "Fossil Pearl"

Rounding off our list is the Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70 Hi "Fossil Pearl", a fantastic collaboration between two brands who are no strangers to one another, having released several exceptional sneakers in the past. The "Fossil Pearl" colourway is no different, although it breaks away from the bright, vibrant colour schemes of Stüssy x Converse collaborations released as of late.

This pair, adorned in an off-white hue, stays true to the aesthetic that has defined Stüssy's popular footwear endeavours in recent years. The canvas uppers maintain a monochromatic appearance, while the metal eyelets and interlocking "S" logos crafted from pearls on the outer side add a touch of contrast.

The majority of the sole unit also adopts a Fossil tone, with stripe accents along the midsole introducing a striking black element to the pristine Converse sneaker.

Completing the co-branded collaboration is a classic brown outsole, a throwback to some of the original Converse designs. Overall, an excellent collaboration between two top-tier brands.

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Tyler, The Creator x Converse Chuck 70 Low "Digital Leopard Khaki" product image of a brown and khaki print pair of Converse low-tops featuring cream rubber soles and mudguards.
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6. Tyler, The Creator x Converse Chuck 70 Low "Digital Leopard Khaki"

Tyler, the Creator has a history of collaborating with Converse, but one of our favourite recent releases is the "Digital Leopard Khaki" Chuck 70s in partnership with Tyler's GOLF le FLEUR brand.

These sneakers boast khaki and brown patterned uppers, complemented by classic egret midsoles and mudguards that match the interior lining and laces.

The shoe also features a custom outsole. You'll find the "le FLEUR" branding on the left shoe, while the right shoe features a bellhop silhouette, inspired by Tyler's iconic Grammy's outfit.

The result is a stylish and sophisticated collaboration that effortlessly fits into various outfits, making it a versatile addition to any sneaker collection. Whether dressing up or dressing down, these sneakers offer a classy touch to elevate your style.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions about Converse collaborations, we've got you covered. We've answered some of the most frequently asked queries below.

Where can you buy Converse collabs?

There are several places where you can pick up Converse collaborations, the first being directly from the Converse store.

Alternatively, you can pick up new Converse sneakers through Nike as Nike now owns Converse as a subsidiary brand.

Nike also has a launch page called SNKRS, which lists some of its most sought-after upcoming drops, including Converse collabs, ahead of time. The page even allows you to set reminders so you're ready to buy upon arrival.

We'd also recommend always checking the website of the brand Converse is working with. A brand may drop a new collab early, or have exclusive access to its launch, so make sure you always double-check.

Our final recommendation, particularly if you miss out on a chance to buy a Converse collab through retail, is to check out second-hand marketplaces like StockX or GOAT.

Both companies are particularly great as they authenticate every purchase you make to ensure the second-hand shoes you're buying are legitimate to reduce the likelihood of you spending money on counterfeits.

For more information on this, make sure you check out our list of the best places to buy sneakers right here.

When do new Converse collabs get released?

It's almost impossible to pin down an exact date and time when new Converse collaborations are released.

In the past, we've seen Converse work with an array of different brands, artists, celebrities, etc. throughout the year, with the collaborative sneakers dropping seemingly at random.

However, there are some instances where you can predict when a new Converse collab could be released. For example, if a design ties into a holiday such as Christmas, or if it ties into an anniversary, then it's easier to know roughly when a Converse collab will drop.

As touched on earlier as well, make sure you keep an eye out on Nike's SNKRS launch page, as it will often provide details on when a sought-after Converse collab will drop ahead of time, thus giving you time to prepare.

That said, we try to cover any new drops ahead of time on RealKit. So, if you're looking for the latest Converse collabs, make sure you check in with us to see what's on the horizon.

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