Steps Forward: Converse updates the iconic All Star

June 13, 2016

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  • Peter Reese

Incredible but the canvas-and-rubber Cons launched in 1920.  Any middle- or high-school hoopster in the 70s or 80s could afford them — until Nike Jordan models made it optional to remain Old School.  Now, canvas gets bumped by Nike’s knitted Hyperfuse fabric to soar higher in either high- or low-top versions.  The compressed foam Phylon sole floats down the court or across the dance floor with a neoprene tongue and lining.  Five colors don’t abandon the round stamp on the ankle’s inside to keep the brand legacy charging forward.  Active Junky isn’t ready to take on Steph Curry, but the fashion elements make the $130-$140 All Star an MVP contender.  See the latest here.


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