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Friday, July 27, 2007

Converse NCAA's Friday Flashback

Hi all, welcome to the first ever edition of the Friday Flashback. I know it's not a very original name, but I want to challenge all of you to come up with a better name. When I find one I like, I'll replace it and give you the credit. So what is the Friday Flashback? Well I am going to post some pictures of Converse shoes from back in the day. Hopefully something will come up that will spark some discussion. So with limited further stalling here is

Converse NCAA's Friday Flashback.

Converse All Star Spring Field

This happens to be my favorite picture of Dennis Rodman. In fact this is the picture that should be used to define Dennis Rodman the basketball player. This picture is from the 1996-1997 season. From what I could find out it was a home game against the Pacers. I only remember seeing the picture, but I feel pretty comfortable in saying that Rodman got that ball and that Bulls won the game.

This was the first season that Rodman wore Converse. This is before his first Converse signature shoe was released, which I am sure will make on the Friday Flashback someday. However today's Friday Flashback will focus on Rodman's shoes in the picture above.

The Converse All Star Springfield was released soon after the famous All Star 2000 that saw the return of the Chuck Taylor patch to modern basketball shoes. This shoe also featured React Juice for cushioning.

I wish I had more pictures of these shoes, but the truth is I haven't been able to get my hands on a pair of these. A retro version of sorts has been released in China, I believe. It has the same upper with the exception of the logo which is replaced by the Chevron and Star. If I can find a picture I will post it later. If you had these shoes please share your experience in the comments section below.

I tried to not be too predictable here and go with the Weapons or the Run n' Slams. So I am going to try and keep it interesting. Thanks for reading my blog and come back throughout the week and again on Friday for more Friday Flashbacks.



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Unknown said...

That would have to be my favorite Converse sneakers. Used to have exactly the same colorway (would love to have them again, but there's no way to find them anywhere). I used to have the first Tar Max and Run-n-Slams.

Greetings from Berlin.

Bosko said...

Hey People! Wonderful ! Finnally
some people who know about the converse 2000 shoe. I have had 4 pairs so far, and they never became dull for me. To tell You the truth, one year I simply forgot
how much they really mean to me,
and I started wearing other shoes.
The last pair of basketball shoes
that I almost completely destroyed
was a Jordan 12 classic white/black, and since I did not manage to repair them, or buy a new pair of shoes, I had to dig up
something from my old closet.
To my surprise, there was an old, a bit ripped, but still usable pair of Converse All Star 2000. Gosh It feels good typing this in a forum, where You know people know what on Earth You're talking about. Anyway,
I jumped right up, and took to the
basketball court. My Gosh. I have never felt so easy & light in my life ! Đ¢hese are probabably the best basketball shoes I ever wore!
Now I'm looking all over to find a pair, but at least on the Internet, can't seem to manage!
I like the springfields very much as well, but never wore them.
Can You help me find any of these shoes on the net ? A retro release is fine also ! Please reply! I'm dying to get some compassion from Ol' Converse fans.

d.charles said...

And I will also be selling the Keving Johnson Run N Gun and the Larry Johnson Tar Max Highs