words_Nick Engvall

A couple of summers ago, Eastbay partnered with Converse and now Chicago Bulls guard Kyle Korver for the My Chucks design contest. For the contest, everyone had the chance to come up with their best design on what many sneaker customizers would find as a perfect canvas, the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star. Korver’s grandmother was an art teacher and key influence in Kyle’s life. He credits her for his interest in art and design, which is what initially began the My Chucks contest.

The winning design was submitted by Allison Frost, and it embodies the culture that seems to envelope the classic Chuck Taylor sneaker. Allison’s design takes inspiration from a city life that many sneakerheads can relate to. A graffiti artist depicted on the side holds a spray can in one hand and a music player in the other. With a cityscape as the character’s backdrop, his work spills on to the medial side of the shoe where the unmistakable Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star logo resides.

The final design will be available in limited quantities exclusively at Eastbay beginning May 1st.

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