Issa Rae has tapped in with Converse and put together her own signature shoe line. Paying homage to her roots, Rae and graphic designer NickyChulo revitalized the Chuck 70 and added different elements of Los Angeles culture to the shoe.
“It was important to me to have L.A. represented, to create a shoe that felt as good to the soul/mind/spirit as it looked to wear,” Rae told Vibe.
“And to have space for the wearer to fill in their own part of the story, their own why.”
Rae shared photos of her collaboration on Instagram. Coming in different color schemes, each shoe also features different affirmations like "Do It All" and "Speak Your Truth" written across the side.
“The limited-edition collection is centered around my daily affirmations and manifestations,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Each shoe can be customized with the words and phrases that empower and motivate me.”
Rae's Converse collaboration is the latest project she has put forth. In recent weeks, she wrapped up production of Insecure's fifth season and launched a new season of A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO. She also earned a spot in the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel and joined the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Not to mention, she starred in two music videos last year. Simply put, Issa Rae is in her bag right now and she's not slowing down.
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