The classic shoe gets a modern revamp to bring Converse back into the basketball footwear game.
It’s been decades since pro ballers threw on pairs of Converse All Stars to play basketball. Nowadays, Nike dominate the market and have created a multi-billion dollar market on Air Jordans alone. But the OG’s are ready to get back in.
Introducing the All Star Pro BB’s. According to 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.
There are plenty of stylistic throwbacks too. The mini high-top nods to the Chuck Taylor’s (a pair I didn’t own myself until 2003). And of course the classic Chevron logo on the outside and sole. The Converse All Star Pro BB will be sold at select retailers this month for $140.
From a neutral perspective, they look… odd. They look like a basketball shoe/Chuck Taylor hybrid which is the intention but in a Venom symbiote attaching to Eddie Brock kind of way. Suddenly I want a Venom basketball shoe. Can you make that happen, Nike?