There is some clothing too, but the Converse x Scooby-Doo footwear collection is the real star of this show for adults and kids.
It landed in the US a few weeks ago and promptly sold out, leaving the UK with only just two styles promised. But thankfully, the full range has just dropped here at the official Converse store. However, if you are in the US (and I know a lot of readers are) do have a look in case there is a restock at your end.
The range is basically what you would expect. Converse classics reworked with the equally classic Scooby-Doo illustrations. As a fan when I was younger and a viewer now I have young children, I know the illustrations have changed considerably over the decades. But it’s great to see Converse working with the original late 1960s artwork rather than the more recent efforts. It just looks so much better.
So take your pick from adult and kids sizes/styles (young and older kids are catered for as well as adults) and choose if you want the likes of the Chuck Taylor All Star High Top, the Chuck 70 High Top, the Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top, the Easy-On Chuck Taylor All Star and the Easy-On Chuck Taylor All Star.
The rest is down to the designs, which you can see most of here. All have their own appeal, but for me, the Mystery Machine design is the standout here. Have a look at the full range and see what you think.
The downside? Well, Converse was always an affordable shoe, which made up a good part of its appeal. Classic, well-priced, cool. But the price has gone up over the years and the collaborations push the price up even further.
In terms of the shoes here, the kids are (obviously) the cheapest options, starting at £35. As for the adults, they hover between £55 and £80, depending on the style you opt for. So not as cheap as they once were, but these are limited editions and likely to sell through regardless of cost.