Creative Outlet

2016 Winner: Converse’s custom options


Converse’s waterfront flagship kicks customization up a notch. Shoppers pair up with a resident design “maestro” in the Blank Canvas workshop to build bespoke Chucks, choosing everything from the fabric and stitching to the eyelets and laces. Finished shoes show up less than a month later—but if you’re looking for instant gratification, opt for the Ink Bar, where the maestro will help you personalize sneakers bought in the store with screen-printed patterns, graphics or original art. Finish up by adding your name or mantra. Now who’s the All Star?


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