Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Converse getting into the skate mix


Converse Chucks have long been beaten on by skaters, but now the brand is stepping into the huge skate shoe business with some kicks that turn your head whether you're a skater or poser (or sneaker connoisseur!) They haven't gone over the top in terms of padding, but seem to have found a nice middle ground that nails comfort, function and good looks. The shoe above (which would look great on a small foot!) is the Converse Skate Ox, available at HUF.

These beauts are the Chuck Taylor Skate, aka CTS. Love the yellow pop.For those looking for a simple, rugged leather skate shoe, this is the Cons Pro Leather.

Sorry, I don't know the smallest sizes in any of these. Thanks to Nice Kicks for the photos. For more info on Converse, check converseblog.com!

1 comment:

Nest said...

In the late 80s Converse made a short lived foray into Skate/BMX with a line called "Con-Rads". They didn't take too well & were kind of ug- but a collector would flip over them- very rare!