Today, Converse Inc. announces the Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection featuring three new styles inspired by one of the most iconic bands of all time. The collaboration features highly acclaimed album artwork from Black Sabbath’s classic records “Never Say Die” and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” as well as iconic live photography. The collection marks Black Sabbath’s third footwear collaboration with Converse.
Black Sabbath is credited with creating “heavy metal,” and their genre-defining music marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Since debuting in 1969, Black Sabbath has inspired millions through music. One of the most iconic bands of all time has once again teamed up with one of the most iconic sneakers of all time for a truly special Converse Chuck Taylor All Star collection.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection will be available at Converse stores (converse.com) and Journey’s (journeys.com) beginning July 10 for $60. For more information about the collection visit converse.com/blacksabbath.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR NEVER SAY DIE
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Never Say Die hi-top features the logo and cover art from Black Sabbath’s last studio album with their original lineup, “Never Say Die.” The stitched “Never Say Die” tongue label features the same text font as the album cover and the album image is printed on the fabric upper.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sabbath Bloody Sabbath hi-top features a canvas upper printed with cover art from one of Black Sabbath’s heaviest and most loved records, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,” which was conceived in the dungeons of the Clearwell Castle in England. The album artwork captures the mood and vibe of those recording sessions. The stitched “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” tongue label features the same text font used on the album cover. The shoe’s fabric upper features imagery from the cover art.
CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR BLACK SABBATH LIVE
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath Live hi-top features an iconic black-and-white concert photo of Ozzy Osbourne giving a double peace sign while the band jams in the background on the fabric upper. The tongue label features the black stitched band logo.
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 83 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit media.converse.com.
About Black Sabbath
Credited as creating “heavy metal” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Black Sabbath has released eight (8) studio albums from 1970-1978. The success of their first two albums--Black Sabbath and Paranoid--marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Black Sabbath's legendary second album, Paranoid (1970) contained such classic tracks as "Iron Man," "Paranoid" and "War Pigs." Their next two albums - Master of Reality (1971) and Vol. 4 (1972) exhibited enhanced range and ambition and the title track to the group’s fifth album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), ranks among their finest moments. Black Sabbath has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. The release of 13 on June 11, 2013, marked Black Sabbath's first studio album together since 1978 and debuted at #1 in 13 countries. After 45 years, the band continues to be as vital as ever. They recently won their 2nd Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance and are currently finishing up a 16 month sold-out world tour.