Hollywood boss Issa Rae recently had the chance to show off her booty and give her a spin on the classic Chuck Taylor sneaker from Converse. The creator of “Insecure” collaborated with artist Nick Fulcher for Rae’s very first customizable collection with Converse by You, as part of the ongoing Converse All Stars program.
Customized in a few different colors, the sneakers were designed with different phrases that represent Rae’s take on life and the motivational mantras she personally lives by. Some of the phrases on the sneakers are “Take up more space”, “Focus”, “Late at night” and “Run With It”. Showing love for its California lifestyle, each shoe also has a palm tree on the back of the heel.
âIt was important to me that LA was represented, to create a shoe as pleasing to the soul, soul and spirit as it seemed to be wearing. And to have space for the wearer to fill in their own part of the story, their own why. It was about empowering the next generation to stand up and do what they aspire to. So the team took some of my personal statements and approaches from life and incorporated them into the design of the shoe, âsaid Issa Rae. Variety.
Shoe fans can customize their shoes to suit their mood and personality on Converse.com. The Issa Rae By You Converse collection is available in top and bottom top and in child and adult sizes. Adult sizes cost $ 115. Rae also drew on his Haitian heritage to inspire his designs.
“[Iâm] delighted to share my collaboration with @Converse for Issa Rae By You! The limited edition collection is centered around my daily affirmations and manifestations. Much love to the genius visionary, @nonibiz, and the amazing designer, @NickyChulo for bringing the concept to life so beautifully. Each shoe can be personalized with the words and phrases that empower and motivate me. Find out now on converse.com, âIssa Rae posted on Instagram.
Discover some photos of the collection below.