Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
That's all for the Friday Flashback, if anyone knows more about them let me know. Thanks for stopping in and voting in the poll.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I thought this might be a good time to show some Texas love and share a photo of a Texas Orange pair of Weapons.
I am really impressed with the votes that we've seen on the poll, hopefully they will continue. Thanks for taking a minute to check out The Converse Blog, and remember Hook'em Horns!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Okay, that isn’t completely true; four players from yesterday’s game still wore Converse. Two of them logged significant minutes with Jeremy Evans and Orlando Mendez-Valdez. Did Converse drop the ball and not get them some new shoes in time for the tournament? Did some of the players loose their shoes and Nike stepped in quickly with some Zoom BB 2’s? Did WKU just decide to change after wearing Converse the whole season? Whatever the reason, what should have been a really exciting run to the sweet sixteen for Converse has turned into one of the biggest question marks of the whole tournament. I’ve never seen a team switch brands of shoes from the regular season to the tournament. I emailed someone with the basketball team for some clarification, but I have not heard back from them.
I am not trying to throw WKU under the bus here, I am just frusterated and decided to rant about it here. I am still rooting for them, there is no question about that. I sure would like to see them take the floor next game in some of the new Team Wade's that Marquette was wearing. Anyway, hopefully I can find out some more information between now and then. Below are pictures of Jeremy Evans followed by Orlando Mendez-Valdez wearing Converse from yesterday's game.
Friday, March 21, 2008
A couple of games ago, the 76ers played the Magic, and this happened. Now I am not sure what the end result was, but I do know it was a perfectly timed shot. Here Andre Miller is wearing the 099 and Maurice Evans is wearing the Hops.
It took some time, but Kyle Korver has finally been rolling out in some PE Converse Hops. Both feature the light blue of the Jazz.
Yesterday Marquette handed Kentucky their first round one defeat since 1987, and they did it with PE Converse Team Wades.
Some very exciting pictures have surfaced. Below Mr. Elton Brand is shooting before a recent Clippers home game. It's kind of hard to tell, but it looks like he's wearing the Converse Hops.
So then I found a better picture on Getty Images, and it really looks like he's wearing the Converse Hops.
Better yet, I found this video and around the 1 minute mark, well just watch.
Yes, he is most certainly wearing the Converse Hops. Elton Brand with Converse?, that would be amazing. Hopefully he'll see some action before the end of the Season. Well, that's it for this week. I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen. Thanks for checking out the blog and remember to vote in the poll...and cheer on Western Kentucky today against Drake.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
To the best of my knowledge these were part of a pack for a specific store, I am not completely for sure so I don't want to mislead you. There are a few shades of grey, off white, and red. Thanks for checking out the blog, remember to vote in the poll and spread the word about the Converse Blog.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Recently kicks and the city posted video of the shoes, and here are some pics. These are the Converse Team Wade. They will be released in team colors for next basketball season. I can't wait to see Marquette on Thursday come out in these unique shoes made just for them.
It looks like Kentucky has a sizeable lead on the poll, but anything could happen between now and the end of the voting. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog, good luck in filling out your brackets!
Friday, March 14, 2008
I only have one pic, but it shows you all you need to see. Funky side lace system. But the main reason I love this shoe is the use of the Star in Square logo. If you've been reading for a while, it is my all time favorite Converse logo. And this is one of the only shoes I've ever seen where this logo was the primary logo.
I don't know much else about the shoe, but I do know that this needs to be re-issued, soon. I really think it would be a nice addition to the Converse Century collection. Only time will tell though, but I sure hope to see them again someday.
Before I go I want to give some love to BounceMag.com, last night they ran an interview I did with Jeremy Ripley. Big thanks you Jeremy for not only contacting me about this opportunity but for posting Converse stuff on BounceMag.com. Well, I am out for the weekend.
Oh, I almost forgot, I want to take the time to thank all of the good Wildcat fans from Catspause that have stopped by to vote for UK in the poll. Please take a few minutes and read through some stuff, I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by the Converse Blog!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Now that we've had our last good snow of the year, temps are on the rise. Well, until Tree Bark Winter, or whatever they call it these days. Anyway, the point is, bright times are coming. New life is starting to come about; our flowers are beginning to bloom, and the grass is getting greener. Below is a Converse Weapon from either Japan and China, I am not for sure. They're white/neon green/grey in colorway. These have basketballs in the grey design pattern and have a few splashes of neon green. These shoes scream March, bright greens, basketball, white shoes. Enjoy!
Well, that's it for today. As you've probably noticed, the poll closed and with a late push Brandon Roy moved ahead of Chris Bosh for second place. But it was really Steve Nash's show from the beginning. I couldn't agree more with the top three. Who knows, maybe the right people have seen the poll, or perhaps not, either way it was fun. I am working an equally fun and thought provoking poll to debut, possibly later on today. Thanks for reading the blog... or just looking at the pics, that's ok I forgive you.
Monday, March 10, 2008
This year there was a limited edition of the Converse Pro Team. I was fortunate enough to get some pictures below. Big thanks to Matthew Katz for that last two of pics below. I've got a pair of these on the way, so I hope to have more pics posted soon. I just couldn't sleep on these anymore. Enjoy!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Alright before this spirals too far away from what this blog covers, I had better get to the point. If I would have had these skates that night, I probably would have tried to learn again. So if you're reading this, and you know who you are, find these in my size and I'll be on the rink.
That's right, Converse Skates. The most re-issued training shoes from Converse, once came with a set of wheels. Now I apologize for the roughness of these kicks, but I just couldn't pass up the chance to bring you all something unique. As you can see below, these were produced by KR skates, which I assume made all kinds of sneaker skates, but I couldn't find much about the company.
Well, that will do it for today. Go do something you've never done this weekend, who knows you may love it. Thanks for checking out the blog, keep spreading the word about The Converse Blog!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
These Weapons are in Packers green and gold, well close enough anyway. I am really sad to him go, if for no other reason than I have a friend that's a huge Packers fan. Now I've got to find something else to rib him about. I'll think of something.
Anyway, thanks for stopping in. If you haven't voted on the poll yet, please do. I'd really like to get to 100 votes, and I think it's on 97. Thanks again and enjoy today!