Remember when I wrote a short article about KITH’s newest collaboration with Asics? Well, as promised, I’m back with a review of yet another interesting release – this time it’s Converse x KITH x Looney Tunes.
I will be honest with you, Looney Tunes is probably one of my favorite childhood TV series, so when I saw this pair was dropping I knew I had to get it. Since I’m actually based in Europe I had to buy directly from KITH’s website, at which I was not successful. I ended up getting a pair from StockX for a steal price though. If you’ve never bought from StockX before, you can click here for a short article about my experience.
Now, back to the sneakers. This collaboration is already exciting when you just look at the shoe box. Covered in Looney Tunes characters with a big KITH and Converse logo – you already know good stuff’s inside. It was released to celebrate Bugs Bunny’s 80th birthday and Ronnie Fieg really outdid himself on this one when it comes to the smallest details.
The colorway of the sneakers is quite basic: white vulcanized sole and black canvas upper, but it’s the graphics that make it so fun. Both shoes feature different designs with the left one depicting Looney Tunes characters stretched throughout the silhouette, including the midsole, and the right shoe featuring more of a modest KITH x Looney Tunes logo on the ankle.
The shoes come with an extra set of branded yellow laces, but you can also simply keep the default black ones. The insoles have a custom design of the characters’ faces and are made of comfy foam with an extra bouncy layer underneath the heels. There is also a printed Looney Tunes logo on the inside of the tongues, as well as the stars on the inner sides of ankles are of different colors (yellow on the left and red on the right). There are small panels with KITH logo on the forefoot of the midsoles too. The translucent outsole is kept in black with a white ‘Just Us, Kith’ branding written in the Looney Tunes font.
The base for the collaboration is the Chuck 70 model, which is more durable and fashionable than the classic All Star, in my opinion. They run a bit bigger for me, so the 8.5US I got as my true size is a bit loose, but I wouldn’t say too big. In case of a dilemma, I’d say pick the smaller size.
I’m not a huge Converse collector but I have to admit that this pair looks so good on feet that if you’re still hesitating – don’t, just get them!