As you've probably seen or heard Converse is bringing back the Weapon in 2009. It's set to be a big year for the Weapon, with new colorways and even a place at ConverseOne.com so you can customize your own Weapon. I hadn't shown any pics of the new Weapon yet, but I thought I'd bust out the most classic pair for a view today. I even saw a few websites, like Dazed Digital, that this new group of Weapons will be joined with a new tag line, Weapresent your Roots. I can only hope that there will be new Weapresent shirts for sale to match the shoes.
While it wouldn't be a completely original idea, I think it would be interesting to see how strong a reaction you would receive from an updated Weapon. Back in 1996 when the Converse All Star 2000 released, there was a tremendous response. People knew and trusted the Chuck Taylor All Star name and ankle patch, now I think people, (coaches) have the same respect for the Weapon. They grew up watching Magic, Bird and many other NBA players and college teams rocking the Weapon.
It would also be a good opportunity to introduce a new technology or continue using the Converse Suspend Technology in the new Wade 4. It would also be a good opportunity to get Magic Johnson and Larry Bird back in the fold. I can see the commercial now, you get Larry to drive up to Magic's house with a group of NBA players and they could join some NBA players with Magic for quick pick up game.
Oh well, just a crazy idea I wanted to share with everyone, either way look for the Weapon 86 coming in 2009. Hopefully I'll have some more pictures soon. Thanks for stopping and checking out the blog.