Converse Gets Back Into Basketball

The Converse All Star remains a highly popular shoe, 100 years after their introduction.  They are worn by people all over the world, and at current count, there are over 1,000 varieties of the shoe, in all manner of colors, materials, and looks.  But the shoe isn’t seen as a serious basketball shoe, with barely any ankle support, and minimal traction.

That is finally set to change, with the introduction of the Converse All Star Pro BB. The first serious basketball shoe from Converse in decades, it is a clear evolution of the original, but packed with the technology and Nike know-how. (Nike purchased Converse in 2003).

We like the design nod to the past, with a clear intent to bring the shoe into the 21st century. Available starting this month for $140.  Via Sole Collector:


The model’s upper is constructed of single layer of QuadFit mesh, the same material used on the futuristic Nike Adapt BB, and sits atop a drop-in React midsole for cushioning. Reinforced eyelets, orange contrast stitching on the medial side panel, and a diamond-shaped outsole tread complete the design. – Sole Collector