In partnership with Converse.
Hunting down the perfect statement sneaker is no easy feat. It's that balance between comfort, street style sensibility and head-turning design that screams, 'I'm everything you're looking for and so much more.' For a brand like Converse, this ability to lead with innovation at the helm is innate to its ethos. First, in 1917 with the original Chuck Taylor All Star, and now, over 100 years later with the newly released Converse Run Star Motion Low.
The latest iteration in the unisex Run Star Motion family, this new style takes the Converse DNA and pairs it with an ultra-modern, innovative midsole to completely redefine platform style. The classic, 100% organic cotton canvas Chuck 70 upper – complete with brand signatures like stitching, laces, eyelets, and vintage inner tongue logo – serves as a reminder that sometimes good things really do last.
Naturally, when the Converse Run Star Motion Low Top finally landed, the RUSSH editors were hanging to take these new wheels for a spin. Whether you like to pair street style charm with feminine touches, or need a sneaker that can take you from Saturday errands to afternoon drinks; this is how four RUSSH editors are styling the Converse Run Star Motion Low Top.
Fashion & Brand Features Editor
When it comes to styling a sneaker, I’m a sucker for the classics. My everyday wardrobe very much leans on menswear fundamentals like tailored pants and slouchy button downs, which the Converse Run Star Motion Low Tops work seamlessly with from a comfort and style standpoint. Here, I styled them with black trousers, a fine ribbed tank top, and a pair of mens boxers to tie into the 90s/00s nostalgia feeling the Converse Run Star Motion’s evoke.
I’ve always believed that a great sneaker can take you from Saturday errands to casual afternoon drinks with friends with minimal stress. That unparalleled blend of comfort, innovative design and just enough kick to turn heads. The Converse Run Star Motion Low Tops have exactly what I’m looking for – the ability to elevate even the simplest wardrobe staples while still feeling supportive. The CX foam insole and lightweight phylon midsole helps to absorb impact and keeps me supported all day long, meaning I can get my to-do list done before kicking my feet up. To help me get through a busy weekend, I’ve styled these statement platforms with a foolproof pair of denim cut-offs, an oversized shirt and a black cap for that effortless sporty-chic look. A go-to of mine as I transition back into ‘normal’ dressing. Pair with a fun, colourful accessory and your day outfit is set.
I like to wear a sneaker with a dress, and while the days are long, something lightweight feels right under the Australian sun. The Run Star Motion Low Tops by Converse anchor a simple slip with a classic striped button-down shirt in just the right way. I have a few dresses on the snappy, frilly side that I have been wearing less as a result of lockdown life. Pairing them with a sneaker works well as I reintroduce a little fun to my wardrobe after many months dressing super boring casual.
Market & Beauty Coordinator
For me, style is always about expanding the consciousness of creative expression. I get a real kick out of putting things together, playing with movement and gravity in the pieces I wear. I always enjoy the historical connotations when it comes to fashion. The 90’s was such a big time for exuberance and irreverence within streetwear, accessories had volume and the chunky shoe was a mainstay. The Converse Run Star Motion Low is taking this concept of art and history into the new world. With 100% organic canvas and the expressive lugged rubber forefoot, it takes the classic design and flips it on its head in an innovative, eclectic way.
You can explore the Converse Run Star Motion Low Top family in the white or black colourway now, on the Converse website.