The kids of Stranger Things are branching out and spreading their wings, on and off the screen. While Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard are busy tearing up stages with their own rock bands, Millie Bobby Brown is stepping into the fashion world.
For the past few years, Brown has been hitting the red carpet and carving out her own style space, earning fans in the fashion world for her stylish, chic looks. Today, the teen’s sneaker launches in stores as part of a partnership with a classic brand. And no, it’s not Stranger Things-themed.
Special sneaker collaboration
If you like sporty footwear, then you may want to check out the 15-year-old star’s sneaker collection with Converse. Brown made the announcement on Instagram that the brand would be releasing the “Millie By You” line, a limited-edition collection that features Chuck Taylor low top and high-top styles. But these aren’t just ordinary click-and-buy shoes; customers get to customize each pair with design details specially chosen by Brown, including the laces and tongue style.
She handpicked fabric colors, patterns, eyelet styles, threads, and other elements to create a unique shopping experience where you DIY it. In an Instagram post, she shared what inspired the designs, saying, “Whales for me are the most majestic animals, and on the logo there’s just a beautiful, like, swimming whale. That is like a dream come true in a little circle.” Brown has always made her love of Chuck Taylors known, and Vogue once highlighted the moment she wore some with a pink sequin dress on the red carpet.
According to Converse.com, The Millie By You collection was created “to amplify her voice and celebrate the multiplicity of Millie as the young, quirky adolescent, and rising style icon through our sneakers. Choose from a color palette inspired by an ocean sunset and collaborate with Millie on your next pair of Chucks.”
Fans of both Brown and Chuck Taylors are loving the collection, and a quick visit to the website reveals high reviews are already coming in.
How to buy Millie By You
The sneakers officially became available on July 11 at 10:00 EST. Customers can choose from 10 different styles that each come in five different colors. You’ll be walked through a multi-step customization process that allows you design the Chuck Taylors of your dreams, down to the lining of the shoe and an optional ankle patch.
At this time, Converse states the sneaker collection is only available in the US and Western Europe in unisex adult sizes. Take your time as you decide whether to get an orca pattern or a pinstripe on the midsole of your Chucks.
While this is the first time Brown has done a sneaker collaboration with Converse, it’s not her first time working with the brand. Back in 2017, she did a video series called “Forever Chuck” that celebrated the classic shoe. No stranger to celebrity partnerships, the teen actress has also been part of a Calvin Klein campaign. There’s no word on how long these sneakers will be available for order, but keep an eye out to see if Eleven will be rocking a pair on the next season of Stranger Things.