We all know damn well at this point that tie-dye has taken over summer 2020 (almost) as much as the global pandemic has. While your crafty friends might have their own tie-dye kit, most of us are relying on our favorite brands and designers to deliver the goods. From swim trunks to t-shirts and tennis shoes, everything is going tye-dye this year.
While we’ve gawked over quite a number of tie-dye must-haves in the recent weeks, we’re floored by our newest find: the Twisted Vacation Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers from Converse.
And now that our favorite Birkenstock sandals are sold out, these may just be the shoes of summer 2020.
Available in both pink-and-white and blue-and-white colorways, these iconic high-tops have been given a lively new look.
You already know the classic Chuck Taylor style, and the high-top look has been around even before our parents’ time. Just give The Sandlot another watch and you’ll know what we’re talking about. Converse is the timeless sneaker brand. So whenever they give us a crazy new print or pattern, we can’t help but break out our credit card. It’s just the way it works.
The Twisted Vacation tie-dye sneakers bring the high-top look we love so much to the world modern of summer color by drenching the exterior in a swirl of tie-dye. Personally, I like the hot pink tye-die pattern, especially laced up with a muted royal blue. The contrasting colors vibe together surprisingly well, similarly to how chicken and waffles go together. And we all love chicken and waffles.
Of course, the blue tie-dye look pretty great, too. The swirl of blue and white looks like a stormy sky, and that particular colorway has been very popular this summer. As mentioned, although this new coloration has entered the chat, the style is still true to the way it looked back in the day. This no-gimmick essential really is the sneak of the summer, there’s no ifs, ands or buts.
While you might be wondering how the hell to style your wardrobe alongside such an aggressively bright sneaker, don’t worry — Converse high-tops look good with just about anything, even in this wild color. Pair these pink beauties with your favorite graphic t-shirt and go-to summer shorts in the daytime, then when the temps cool, throw on a classic pair of Levi’s to fit the old-school aesthetic. High socks are a must, too. You don’t want those ankles all cut up.
If you’re looking to snag a pair yourself to rock for the rest of the summer, your best bet is buying directly from the site at Converse. The official Chuck Taylor store has color options and styles out the wazoo, too, so if these aren’t necessarily your summer sole-mates, definitely check out the rest of Converse‘s summer styles now.
Personally, we’d buy these tie-dye Converse sneakers before they’re gone.