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Stüssy & Converse Spotlight the Surfman on the Chuck 70

The retro Surfman is riding the wave of sneaker collaborations.


The Stüssy surfman is relatively simple in its makeup — a human icon carrying a surfboard, as a nod to its SoCal roots — but has mostly been phased out in favour of the brand’s wordmark. Its scarce appearances are usually reserved for streetwear and apparel pieces, likely due to the bulky nature of its design.  However, in the streetwear brand’s most recent link up with Converse, the surfman has been pushed into the spotlight on the Chuck 70.

In lofted embroidery style, the retro surfman graphic appears prominently on the high-top’s collar in black. It is stitched onto a hemp canvas upper with unvarnished foxing, which was the same material that Stüssy utilised in its previous collaboration with Converse. This time around, though, the hemp material is dyed a vibrant strawberry pink. More branding elements land on the tongue, which features Converse’s All-Star transformed with Stüssy’s curly type. Interestingly, the Chuck Taylor ankle patch has been left blank, but a hidden classic heat transfer Chuck patch can be found at the interior medial.

Overall, it’s a clean and simple collaborative effort, safe the bright pop of pink. If this slides right into your outfit choices, then be sure to head over to Converse’s website on 1 September, 10 AM EDT (10PM SGT) to cop the Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70 at US$110.

But it seems like Stüssy is not a monogamous partner — their Surfman has also been spotted in an apparel collection with Denim Tears and Our Legacy.