Pitchfork reports that Hewlett has created four original designs for the iconic Chuck Taylor brand. The kicks will come out next February, but before that, Converse will team up with the cartoon group on December 1st for a "Gorillaz Sound System" event at London's 100 Club. Additionally, and this is the best part, Gorillaz will also participate in the shoe company's ongoing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, which as the title suggests, will pair Gorillaz with two other artists to create a new song. No word yet who Albarn will be collaborating with this time, but "Three Artists. One Song" is a pretty good descriptor for the entire Gorillaz catalog. (Gorillaz, Mos Def, and Bobby Womack on "Stylo," Gorillaz, Gruff Rhys, and De La Soul on "Superfast Jellyfish," etc.)
If this is the next-to-last chapter for the Gorillaz, at least they're going out with an awesome pair of sneakers, and only $60! It's just too bad every heavily worn pair of Chucks have only a three-month lifespan before the heel of the shoe separates from the sole.