Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have revealed details about their upcoming Converse collaboration. The new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection will be available the same date as the band's new album, "STill Cyco Punk After All These Years" — September 7 — via Converse.com and select retailers. To celebrate, in Converse's hometown of Boston, the collection will be available at Bodega Boston, in a pop-up on September 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., before the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES show at the House of Blues in Boston.
Vocalist Mike Muir's relationship with Converse started long before SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. "When I was young, I still remember getting my first pair of 'Chucks' for my birthday and how stoked I was to wear them to school the next day," says Muir, reflecting on the iconic sneaker. "It was almost like a rite of passage, the beautiful thing about them is whatever 'direction' you were headed, you could go there with your Chucks."
Converse x Suicidal Tendencies is a collection of Chuck 70's and accompanying apparel based on digital and screen-printed graphics in the classic style of Ric Clayton, who designed posters and fliers for the band back in the '80s. The Chuck 70 HI's vintage canvas upper features an all-over digital print and the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES leather patch on the lateral side. An Ox version, comes in black with an all over digitally printed lining. The SUICIDAL TENDENCIES logo is printed on the tongue and heel. Both the Hi and the Ox pair feature two sets of additional laces including a SUICIDAL TENDENCIES printed logo lace.
All apparel, which feature original, screen-printed SUICIDAL TENDENCIES artwork, include a woven poplin shirt, two pullover hoodies, a pair of sweatpants, a pair of sweatshorts, one long-sleeve tee, and two short-sleeve tees.
The footwear will retail for a suggested retail price of $90-$95 USD. Apparel will retail for SRP of $35-$80 USD.
"All these years later, Converse has the same meaning to me," adds Mike Muir. "Just as young Mike will never forget putting on his first pair of Chucks, I can't wait to relive that amazing feeling with the new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies, a massively proud moment for the band, our fans and of course me personally!"