Vince Staples Teases 'Big Fish Theory' Chucks with Converse

Vince Staples Teases 'Big Fish Theory' Chucks with Converse

The Long Beach rapper put his spin on two Converse classics.

The Long Beach rapper put his spin on two Converse classics.

Text: Megan Armstrong

Vince Staples has become synonymous with fish tanks, which is ironic considering he continues to show that he cannot be contained. The 24-year-old rapper's sophomore LP, which arrived in June 2017, is titled Big Fish Theory. Staples' collaboration with Converse is no longer theory. It is fact.

On Sunday (Jan. 21), Staples posted two photos to his Instagram captioned "Don't tap the glass" -- a phrase featured in his Big Fish Theory merch. The photos show two different pairs of Staples' Converse sneakers, both floating in a fish tank. One, the classic Chuck 70 Hi mold in black with orange accents and the other, Ox Chuck 70s are primarily orange, just like the famous goldfish on Big Fish Theory's album cover.

Nike announced on its website that the Converse x Vince Staples collaborative capsule collection celebrating Big Fish Theory will arrive on Thursday (Jan. 25) on Converse's website and select retailers. "Staples, a long-standing Converse collaborator, sought creative ways of interpreting Big Fish Theory into wearable merchandise," the statement reads. "Having grown up with the influence of west coast culture and wearing Converse Chuck Taylors, the silhouette maintains its relevance with Staples, who bought his first pair to go with his school uniform at a swap meet."

Previously, Staples teamed up with Converse for its Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit campaign in April 2017. “[The Chuck] is something that a lot of people use to be able to assimilate into any room they’re going into — every type of person,” Staples said, according to Nike, adding that Chuck Taylor is about "accessibility and culture."

The Chuck 70 Hi is listed at $110, the Chuck 70 OX at $100 and the Essentials pullover hoodie at $90. Printed throughout the collection is "SEA," a nod to Staples' Section Eight Arthouse Beats 1 podcast. Other visible nods to Staples' and Big Fish Theory include the colorway and "BIG FISH" printed on the tongues of the Chuck 70 Hi.

Credits: Photos from Instagram

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