This Week In Sneakers: Classic Converse High-Tops Are Rubberized For Wet Weather

Plus: Rob Dyrdek is out at DC and Ronnie Fieg is probably in at Adidas Originals.


Converse Collaborates With Hancock Vulcanized Articles

If you like Converse, dry feet and high-tops, this launch is for you. Available today, the sneaker company has collaborated with Hancock Vulcanised Articles on their Jack Purcell Signature Hi sneaker. The result? Three water-repellant canvas kicks with OrthoLite footbeds available in autumn, taupe and black that are perfect for  winter.

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Rob Dyrdek Is Likely No Longer Collaborating With DC

Shop Eat Surf reports that Rob Dyrdek, the skater turned celebrity who parlayed his deal with DC into an MTV show, is done with the sneaker company. DC, whose parent company Quiksilver filed for bankruptcy last year, officially rejected Dyrdek’s contract last week and took the skating star off the website. Industry insiders expect Dyrdek to collaborate with someone else, but nothing has been announced yet.

Ronnie Fieg Is Collaborating With Adidas

After finishing 2015 strong, Ronnie Fieg is barreling into the new year. Last week the creative director and owner of Kith announced an upcoming retail location in Miami. Today, he posted previews of a sneaker that are believed to be a collaboration with Adidas Originals. The silhouette is the adidas Original Tubular Doom and is the likely kick off to this year’s worldwide Consortium tour.