Converse Spring/Summer 2012 Media Preview

Happy Easter weekend everyone! I hope your holiday was filled with fun times and lots of sweet and savoury treats.

Speaking of sweet treats (sweet shoe treats, anyway), here are some photos from the Converse spring/summer 2012 media preview I attended, which was held at the Warehouse Studio in Gastown. My favourite pairs veered towards the sweet side with macaron and sorbet hues, braided laces and gingham and polka dot patterns. But there's something for everyone this season, whether you want rock n' roll-inspired John Varvatos kicks or classic Chucks in fresh shades. Here's a look at the shoes that caught my eye.

These multi-tongued Chucks come in kids and adult sizes and let you switch up the look of your shoes every time you wear them.

My favourite shoes from the preview were these sorbet-coloured Lights. Their streamlined silhouettes and pretty hues make them the perfect casual sneakers to wear with this spring's coloured denim.

Braided laces give a pair of classic Chucks a fresh look.

Nice shade of blue!

A breathable crochet texture makes these a terrific alternative to the casual flat summer sandal.

The latest offerings from Converse's ongoing collaboration with Marimekko (available at the Marimekko store in Yaletown).

Gingham and polka dots!

Nautical-inspired Chuckits, a super-lightweight slip-on shoe ideal for the beach or lake.


  1. Love all the colourful options this season! :) Are they available in stores yet?

    1. According to my sources, the spring/summer merchandise started arriving in stores March 15th and continued to arrive through April 15th, so they should all be available already.

  2. It was great to finally meet you at this event, Lisa! I loved the pastel coloured ones as well!

    xo, alison*elle

  3. Love Converse, I remember when I went through a fanatic phase of desperately needing them but never being able to find them in a size 5 anywhere, until my Dad went down to Florida and picked me up a pair for my birthday, in the little boys section (ha!).

    I love how they've managed to incorporate trends while keeping the classic design of the shoe in mind, those pastels are a need for me!


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