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I'm not really the athletic type having only recently gotten "into" sports and was always of the opinion that active footwear was ugly and overpriced. However about 10 years ago I was considering adding sneakers to my stable of shoes and I decided to buy a style which had been around for years and had become a design classic. I invested in a pair of clean, white Converse Chuck Taylors; unmistakably iconic, but perhaps the most unexciting pair about.

That's why I think this pairing of Converse and Marimekko, is win-win.  By combining the classic sneaker with Scandinavian textile house Marimekko's equally ageless designs, they have produced a line with just the right amount of a twist on the original to keep it current and fresh. In addition to the classic hi and low Chucks, two new styles: the Helen (pictured above) and the PJ will get the print treatment.

A short film which explains the concept behind the collaboration is after the jump.