May 23, 2020

This is Converse Renew Chuck 70: An Upcycle Collaboration with Carhartt WIP

Converse Renew, emblematic of a new era of Converse design, takes on the challenge of — and finds solutions for — product creation using post-consumer and post-industrial waste. It blends a new approach to materials with inventive new methods of manufacturing, and with a singular aim: develop new and more sustainable ways of making Converse icons.

“We’re On A Mission To Create Our Most Sustainable Sneakers Yet. Fresh out of the Converse innovation lab is recycled cotton; we’ve twisted scrap canvas from the factory floor into unique textures and earth-inspired colors. We collaborated with vintage retailer Beyond Retro to upcycle discarded jeans into one-of-a-kind classics. Where the Renew journey began. We took recycled plastic bottles and transformed them into our iconic Chucks.”

The Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70 Uses Upcycled Work Fabrics

Expanding the Converse Renew program, the Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70 uses single-source upcycled textiles from the famed work garment brand.

One thousand pre-owned canvas Carhartt work jackets, trousers, and overalls, sourced from the UK–based fashion and vintage retailer, Beyond Retro, were sorted into three color ranges and then cut to create individual Chuck 70 shoe panels.

The tri-panel execution on each pair highlights stitching details characteristic of the Carhartt WIP brand. Including the Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70, the Converse Renew program has diverted more than 108,000 textile items from landfills.

The collection will be available in limited quantities at,, and select retailers May 28.