A-Cold-Wall* Is the Debut Collaborator for Converse’s New Low-Top Weapon Sneaker

Converse recently brought back the Weapon, a seminal ’80s basketball sneaker, in its original form, as well as a brand-new low-top version of the sneaker. Now, A-Cold-Wall* has been announced as the first collaborator for the Weapon Ox.

Fitting well within the label’s industrial aesthetic, A-Cold-Wall*s low-top Weapon features a grey upper constructed out of crinkled nylon and suede to give it the appearance of concrete. A pared down rope lacing system helps further define this Weapon Ox, while the bright red sockliner provides a bit of pop. The otherwise greyscale arrangement then continues to the sole unit, which is rendered in a translucent rubber.

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Converse’s revival of the Weapon has come in several phases, beginning with a modernized Weapon CX model released in 2021 alongside Rick Owen’s take on the sneaker, the Drkshdw Turbowpn. Collaborations with Undefeated and Fragment brought back the Weapon in its original shape for the first time last year, preceding a wider launch for the OG Weapon in February.

In its original run beginning in 1986, the Weapon was ubiquitous on NBA courts with Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas leading a superstar campaign for the sneaker. Converse then paid homage to ad featuring Bird and Magic back to back by having current endorser and rising star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander serving in both roles.

The A-Cold-Wall* x Converse Weapon Ox will first release March 11 through the former’s website, followed by the latter March 14. A unisex apparel capsule consisting of a nylon jacket and pant set and T-shirt will also drop alongside the sneakers. Pricing for the Weapon Ox is set at $130.

A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox
A-Cold-Wall Converse Weapon Low Ox

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Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.

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