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In Production: Converse for 3sixteen.

In Production: Converse for 3sixteen.

A sea of white Connverse sneakers sit on the pavement.

A few weeks ago, we launched our Converse for 3sixteen Indigo-Dyed Chuck Taylor High's as the final Decade Collection release. Each pair of shoes was hand-dyed in Massachusetts days before the official release with the help of the Chuck Taylor global design team. Here are some process photos we snapped along the way.

The toes of several Converse sneakers peek out of an orange bucket, soaking in a liquid.

The shoes are first soaked in soda ash to prepare the fabric to take the dye.

Several orange buckets sit on the ground, holding indigo dye.

Green Converse sneakers are left to dry and oxidize on a lawn.

On the first dip, the shoes come out of the indigo vat yellowish-green; as the indigo oxidizes, the color begins to deepen.

Several pairs of sneakers are now a deep blue color.

A closer look at the blue shade of the still-damp Converse sneakers.

It takes three separate dips (and subsequent oxidation breaks outside of the vat) to achieve a deep blue color.

A man wearing blue-stained surgical gloves.

One hundred pairs of indigo dyed Converse sneakers lay out to dry.

A wide angle shot of all the indigo dyed Converse sneakers drying on a driveway.

100 pairs airing out to dry.

A once-white pair of Converse sneakers now has indigo splattered all over it from the dyeing.

Jess' brand new Chucks which started out optic white in the morning.

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