Brophy Converse Chuck Collection has Arrived!

drew-brophy-converse-chuck-taylor-designsWe are so excited to announce the new Brophy Converse Chuck Collection!

Drew’s always telling people to paint their own stuff and customize their lives.  Converse shoes are a great way to do that.

And, if you want Drew’s art on your shoe, now you can have it.

When Drew was a kid, he’d doodle dragons and waves on his Chuck Taylor All Stars.  His friends wanted him to draw on theirs, too.

This collaboration started almost 3 years ago when Converse sponsored our video PAINT PEN TECHNIQUES WITH DREW BROPHY.  A section in the video shows how to paint your shoe with water-based paint pens.  That led to a brainstorming about putting Drew’s art on production shoes.  Drew came up with a couple dozen designs (see the photo above) and they chose a number to move ahead with.

The collection is available at Converse retailers nationwide, including Journey’s, select Nordstrom locations and

Check this out:  Converse’s super cool blog features many different artists.  TALK interviewed Drew and featured a

video of him painting a Chuck Taylor All Star.

NORDSTROMS EVENTS FOR KIDS – Kids can help paint their own Chucks!

Drew will personally appear at 3 Southern California Nordstrom locations (kids shoe dept) and will sign Converse shoes purchased in-store during the events.  Kid will be encouraged to join in on the creativity by adding color to their shoes.  It will be fun – Converse has lined up many activities for kids and there will be giveaways of Drew Swag like skateboards, art prints and books.


About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at


  1. This makes me so sad! I got a pair of Drew Brophy designed Chucks for my 16th birthday back in February 2011, but they were stolen from me. They were by far my favorite pair and I haven’t seen a pair of Chucks like them since. ):

  2. OMG! These are so cool. What a fun project! Way to go, Drew and Maria!

  3. Christa, thanks for asking! Yes, you can get ladies sizes at Journeys here:

  4. Any word yet on these being in adult sizes? Please, please, please have them in adult sizes….

  5. hey drew! i am a huge fan of the beach & drawing, so naturally i fell in love w/ your art through the laptop skins you made for dell. now i stumble across your sweet converse designs (i love chucks, also. lol*)- amazing!
    how can i get a pair of your shoes (i really like what looks like yellow slip-ons w/ a rainbow & bubble along the outside body!) in adult size?

    i am in love!!! please tell me i didn*t miss out on these nice kicks!
    i only hope to be as excellently talented as you are someday; keep up the awesome work! 😀

  6. YAY! I cannot wait til they come out in the adult size lol. I love Chucks anyway, but add in Drew Brophy and Ill stock up on every color/design lol.

  7. Rick Gentry says:

    I think Drew is by far the worlds greatest surf artist. Drew on converse? …an instant classic! I am going to stock up when they come out…those designs are pure stoke insane!

  8. Chris Ferreira says:

    Looks Great! Congrats!

  9. The adult sizes will be available at Journeys this summer. Right now there isn’t a way to buy the adult sizes online – but I’ll let you know as soon as you can! Thanks for asking!

  10. I want to get a pair of the new converse. Are you going to be doing adult shoes or just kids? And where could I buy them online?


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