DC X Converse kicks for spring: Wonder Woman and Killer Croc
The sixth season of collaborative kicks from Converse and DC Comics brings two versions of the Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette for spring 2012 -- a red, white and blue pair emblazoned with the image of Wonder Woman, and a green and yellow pair depicting a Batman villain named Killer Croc.
Wonder Woman's low-top sneaker is done up in a pop art motif, with the heroine's image on one side of each shoe and her Wonder Woman logo scrawl on the other, some patriotic-looking American flag detailing wrapped around the heel, and a footbed of black polka dots on red (Why polka dots? We'd like to believe they somehow represent WW's alter ego Diana Prince, but that's sheer conjecture on our part.)
Killer Croc gets a high-top version, the better to display both a reptilian scale pattern and a green splatter paint effect, with an image of said homicidal reptile leaping to attack from the ankle.
Both retail for $59.99, available online through Journeys e-commerce site now (according to a note at the website, the crocodile shoe won't ship until April), with Wonder Woman stepping out to stores (including Burbank, Santa Monica, Cerritos and Lakewood locations locally) on April 2, with the Killer Croc version hitting hot on her heels on April 9.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photos, from top: The newest DC Comics collaboration with Converse includes Chuck Taylor All Star silhouettes featuring Wonder Woman and Killer Croc, both available exclusively at Journeys retail stores for $59.99.
Detail of the Wonder Woman Chuck Taylor All Star low-top sneaker. Credit: Converse Inc.