We heart Comme des Garçons especially these Comme des Garçons PLAY sneakers and with summer coming to an end so is designer Rei Kawakubo’s  Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. With the exhibit closing on September 4th, we had to see the avant-garde pieces one more time. And just like the first time, we were in awe of Kawakubo’s skill and imagination. Kawakubo’s work is both art and fashion and these abstract pieces from the runway and red carpet are amazing.

Luckily her Comme des Garçons PLAY (CdG PLAY) brand is more mainstream and filled with lots of fun tees and accessories. We especially love the CdG PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor® sneakers. The fun iconic red heart and eyes logo, created by artist Filip Pagowski, peaking above the outsole definitely have us feeling like a kid again.Girl standing in front of water fountain holding "hello" museum map wearing black jumpsuit and comme des garcons play cream lowtop sneakers.Image of "shoe selfie" of girl wearing comme des garcon play cream lowtop sneakersImage of a page from Rei Kawakubo's book from the Met, one of a sketch the other of two girls wearing plaid ensemblesTwo plaid designs from Rei Kawakubo's exhibit at the Met - East/WestImage of five mannequins with large blonde wigs in bright red designs by Rei Kawakubo at the Met MuseumImage from Rei Kawakubo's Met Museum book of a model wearing a bright pink design dress and another model wearing a bright yellow design dress. Both are wearing bright colored short curly hairAdult / Child display of four bright avant garde dresses from Rei Kawakubo's exhibit at the Met MuseumImage from Rei Kawakubo's book at the Met Museum featuring two models wearing abstract floral dressesFour mannequins dressed in Rei Kawakubo's avant garde designs in printed floral brocades in shades of pink, blue and redMannequin dressed in Rei Kawakubos multi floral brocade asymmetrical jumpsuit in strips of light pink, aqua, blue, fuschia and red

 sneakers  ♥  jumpsuit: here & similar  ♥  bag: similar here & here   ♥  designer: Rei Kawakubo

Having owned several basic Chuck Taylor’s over the years, we’re familiar with the sneaker’s simplicity. However, these CdG PLAY styles use a heavier fabric as well as a thicker insole and outsole which make them sturdier and more comfortable than the basic style…perfect to tackle any activity.

There’s so much to see at the Met and luckily living in NYC makes it easy for multiple short trips to the museum. So we focused on covering one part of the building with certain wings and exhibits and took our little PLAY sneakers through the halls and stairs of the Met:

  • Walking – 1.8 miles
  • Steps – 5,462
  • Floors climbed – 10
  • Bike ride – 2 miles


 So if you haven’t seen the exhibit at the Met, make sure to visit before it disappears and if you don’t own a pair of these sneakers, grab a pair before they’re sold out. As for sizing, the bottom of the shoe is marked in unisex sizes and conversion is usually a 2-size difference. Our women’s size 7 fit in a men’s size 5 and our women’s size 8.5 fit best in a men’s size 6 rather than a men’s size 7 so they do appear to run on the roomier side so be sure to check out the retailer’s size chart.


Get outside and PLAY!

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