As label that is more renown for their sportswear silhouettes, it’s hard to imagine that Converse have a strong heritage in boot making. Since the company’s inception back in 1908, outdoor types have sort after the converse boot as an alternative to rigid, hiking footwear of the time, especially during the 1920’s, 50’s and 70’s

To commemorate this, Converse have teamed up master boot-makers Highland Boot Company to produce a limited edition reworking of the classic Chuck Taylor All Star shoe as part of their First String programme. The Maine-based label has a rich history, applying its knowledge of hand-crafted construction to create a boot with a real premium feel. Utilising materials such as oiled chamois Horween leather and Vibram’s Jumbo Ripple Sole technology, the Converse Made in Maine (MIM for the short-handers out there) is a beautiful mix of form and function.

The Converse Made in Maine Guide Boot (which is limited to 80 pairs worldwide) is exclusive to End in the EU and will be released Friday 30th November, 2012. For enquiries, please email us at or call the store on +44 191 231 3983.