Converse x Black Sabbath Collection

This week, Converse launched the Spring 2014 Black Sabbath sneaker collection featuring five new styles inspired by Black Sabbath, one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.

Black Sabbath is highly credited with creating “heavy metal” and is one of the most iconic bands of all time since its debut in 1969 and has inspired millions through music.  This is the band’s second collaboration with Converse and comes on the triumphant reunion with original vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne.

The collaboration features the album artwork of four of Black Sabbath’s most groundbreaking records including Black SabbathParanoidNever Say Die! and VOL. 4.  The designs in the collection also feature special detailing such as stitched Black Sabbath logos and graphic lining. The collection will be available at select Journeys and independent stores as well as Converse retail stores and converse.com for $60 – $70 USD.

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The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Band hi-top features a black canvas upper with the stitched band logo from Black Sabbath’s last studio album with its original line up, Never Say Die! The lining features classic black and white images of the original band members. $60

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Band hi-top features a black canvas upper with the stitched band logo from Black Sabbath’s last studio album with its original line up, Never Say Die! The lining features classic black and white images of the original band members. $60

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath hi-top features album cover art from Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album Black Sabbath. The iconic art includes Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire, England. The stitched Black Sabbath tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. $60

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath hi-top features album cover art from Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album Black Sabbath. The iconic art includes Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire, England. The stitched Black Sabbath tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. $60

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath hi-top features album cover art from Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album Black Sabbath. The iconic art includes Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire, England. The stitched Black Sabbath tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. $60

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Paranoid hi-top features canvas uppers printed with cover art from Black Sabbath’s second Studio album Paranoid. The stitched Black Sabbath tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. The shoe’s liner is inspired by the original music video played on TV and filmed live in Belgium in 1970. $60

The Converse CONS Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Skate Vol. 4 is available in both hi-top and oxford designs and features an embroidered logo from Black Sabbath’s 4th studio album Vol. 4 on the tongue of the sneaker. The Lunarlon sockliner features the famous graphic of Ozzy Osbourne on the album’s cover. The shoe also features a new gusseted tongue design and an All Star traction rubber sole. This sneaker is available exclusively at finer skate retailers. $70

The Converse CONS Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Skate Vol. 4 is available in both hi-top and oxford designs and features an embroidered logo from Black Sabbath’s 4th studio album Vol. 4 on the tongue of the sneaker. The Lunarlon sockliner features the famous graphic of Ozzy Osbourne on the album’s cover. The shoe also features a new gusseted tongue design and an All Star traction rubber sole. This sneaker is available exclusively at finer skate retailers. $65

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