Converse’s skateboarding shoe line boosts some technology
Everybody knows Chuck Taylor All Stars. They’ve been around for almost a hundred years now (the first All Star was released as a basketball shoe in 1917) and thus are just a little younger than Converse itself, which was established in 1908. As you might have guessed, making sportswear and sneakers for more than a century bestows Converse with quite some experience in the matter. They really know how to make them, and they how to make them last long. Which is probably why – and this is just a guess of Yours Truly – they might have thought “Hey, let’s put our skills to the ultimate test and enter, you know, the skateboarding industry.” Alas, Converse CONS was established in 2009. While transforming their classic shoes into skateable footwear, Converse tries to be subtle about it. The technology is scarcely visible from the outside – it’s hidden under the hood. As a subsidiary of Nike, Converse is able to tap into a vast pool of research and technology, which makes Converse’s skate shoes durable, lightweight, and comfortable. For example: Nike’s Lunarlon technology is implemented into every insole of the models available at Bonkers, giving your feet protection on high-impact while retaining light-footedness. For maximum grip, the models CONS CTAS Pro Hi and CTAS Pro both feature the iconic rubber toe cap taken from the Chuck Taylor All Stars. The CONS One Star Pro, a reboot of the classic shoe that is rooted in the 1990s alternative culture and that served as an unofficial skate shoe at the time, has received a major facelift – premium suede ensures maximum durability for your daily exploits. Essentially, Converse CONS stands for timeless designs with a tech twist, merging the best of both worlds. Naturally, the versatility of CONS skate shoes calls for a pro team that comprises all elements of skateboarding. So from the beginning, Converse CONS has recruited some of the best pro skateboarders there are, including (but not limited to) Kenny Anderson, Mike Anderson, Jake Johnson, Eli Reed, Ben Raemers and Louie Lopez, all of which putting the CONS shoes to the acid test on every terrain. You can buy Converse CONS both in-store and online.