As a die hard University of Kentucky fan, there are few things I dislike in the world more than the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels. However, I do respect both programs and the success that they have had over the years. HBO films just put out a documentary about their famous rivalry named "Battle for Tobacco Road." I haven't gotten a chances to see it yet, but like most sports docs from HBO I am sure it will be great. So to honor that and a time when Converse was worn by the elite of the elite in college basketball, I bring you today's Friday Flashback.
These Converse Startechs are in the simple yet classic white/Carolina blue colorway. If you look carefully at the documentary you might even see these same shoes. The Startech's have been re-issued in Japan for a number of years now, but have yet to see an American release.
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