Converse Introduces Its Newest Silhouette: The Run Star Trainer

Modern Low-Profile Offering Combines Best of Sport Past with Versatility for Today’s Lifestyle

Running, Fencing, Volleyball, Wrestling. What do these have in common? They all served as inspiration for Converse’s all-new silhouette, the Run Star Trainer. Converse set sights on creating a new concept inspired by the past, but designed for modern life – enabling new styling for those who value versatility, self-expression, and comfort.

A departure from many offerings in the Converse lineup, the Run Star Trainer synthesizes, and in turn, modernizes, components of Converse’s DNA, tapping the multiplicity of Converse’s sport history unknown to most. The new silhouette demonstrates prowess in pulling from familiar histories and styles, to reimagine its footwear from the ground up. The shoe even takes inspiration from modern artistry through different mediums such as pottery.  

The Run Star Trainer takes cues from nearly 20 heritage silhouettes, all of which were originally purpose built for sports including karate, fencing, soccer, wrestling, triple jump…even, steeple chase. The outsole tread pattern is also conceptualized from the Chuck Taylor All-Star, extended in an exaggerated fashion through the heel and is stamped with the Star logo of the Run Star Hike, first introduced in 2019.

Exploration has always been an essential component of the brand and has allowed for continued experiments in color, fit, material and proportion. The mix of materials in the Run Star Trainer – nylon, suede, and leather – offer the upper a rich dimensionality, with an array of bold color choices, including Golden Wren, Blue, Red, Egret and Black available at launch.

The silhouette was designed through a fresh take on fit, form and stance and joins a series of new product introductions from the brand in the last year.

The Converse Run Star Trainer will be available globally on June 18, 2024 at and select retail stores.

About Converse

Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908 as a rubber company, the introduction of its first canvas basketball sneaker propelled a legacy as the original brand of youth culture around the world.

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