Converse and A-COLD-WALL release Sponge Crater


Converse takes us straight to the future with its all-new Sponge Crater. Created in collaboration with Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL*, the limited-edition shoe is the first of its kind with an all-over Crater foam silhouette. Taking the exploration of Crater foam one step further, the shoe aims to showcase the material’s unparalleled comfort.

The shoe features a mule fit made up of only a few components, with Crater foam making up the entire upper of the silhouette. With a focus on comfort, the shoe is complete with CX foam underfoot, an egg crate-style traction pod, and a flat-knit upper, which aims to aid breathability. Finished with a spandex collar and pull tabs for easy donning, the new shoe prioritizes minimalism and wearability above all else.

First unveiled in 2020, Converse’s ongoing partnership with A-COLD-WALL* aims to reflect and represent London’s subculture, with the experience of the British working-class community deeply embedded in the brand’s DNA. ACW. The Sponge Crater marks the fourth release from the partnership, following the Chuck Taylor Lugged, ERX260 and Aeon Active CX – released earlier this year.

Converse and A-COLD-WALL* present the new Sponge Crater through a campaign that features the London-based designer Eva Apio. The new silhouette will be available for purchase starting June 23 on the Converse and A-COLD-WALL Sites*alongside select retailers.


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