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Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Converse Blog update

What a mess. Hello world, this is James from THE Converse Blog. Recently my original domain of expired and before I could figure out what happened it was purchased by another person. I had originally purchased the domain through google in 2007 and at the time I selected the automatic renew feature, which was supposed to automatically charge my credit card for the domain. However, this did not happen, and I lost the domain. To make matters worse, the new owner of has simply copied and pasted my archived posts. This tells me that the he was a reader of the blog, which really makes matters worse.

All of this to say that I will be posting here at TheConverseBlog.Net from now. I'm looking forward to providing the most geniuine and honest coverage of Converse that I can.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Converse and Foot Locker Europe present the "Always On" competition.

If you're reading this, and I know that you are, then you have the ability and means to use the world wide interweb. I'm also going to go out on a limb and say that atleast some of you use Facebook. Finally, I'm going to assume that you like Converse since you're on my website.

Now that we have all of that cleared up, I want to tell you about an exciting new competition. Converse has teamed with Foot Locker Europe to start an online competition through the social networking site named Facebook. It's the "Always On" competition and the rules are really on for the info.

Below comes from the competition's page on Facebook.

To all you lovely Converse people. Starting on Monday (today), your mission is to upload daily photo tasks, score high and win great prizes! At the end of the first two weeks we will announce a winner, who wins a pair of Converse. The third, and final, week you can win a year’s worth of Converse. Awesome right?

Above you can see the Converse Padded Collar Chuck Taylor that is being released in conjunction with the competition. The facebook page can be found here and here, but not here....okay you can find it there too. Here is the kicker, you have be from Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, France, or Italy to compete.

That's it for today, thank you so much for checking out the blog. Don't forget to follow along on Twitter @TheConverseBlog

Monday, November 9, 2009

Converse NBA Player Exclusives for Elton Brand and Kirk Hinrich.

Early in the year I made mention that I thought Alando Tucker and Kyle Korver would be battling for the best colorways of Converse this year.  I might have to eat some crow on that statement.  Recently Elton Brand and Kirk Hinrich took to the floor wearing some fantastic PE's.  EB rocked the Red/Black/White EB2, the closest you'll get to these is in NBA Live 10. 

Krik Hinrich has been wearing the Low top version of the Weapon EVO since last years playoffs, however we haven't seen the Red/Black/White colorway that he wore against Miami the other day.  Don't get your hopes up for this particular colorway of EVO low, just hope that Kirk wears them more often.  

All of these pictures came from Yahoo Sports and therefore Getty images.

Well that's it for today, thank you very much for checking out the blog.  If you like what you see tell a friend and leave a comment.  Also, you can follow along on @theConverseBlog

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Converse Marquette Gear.

Well it's been made pretty clear since Dwyane Wade was moved to Jordan that Marquette would also be moved.  In fact in their recent media day Marquette wore the same jersey design with the Jumpman logo replacing the Converse circle star.  However, over at 's store you can find all kinds of new Converse gear.  I know it's new because it features the Star Chevron logo that would have been on the actual jerseys this year.  You can also find some new Converse Marqutte stuff at

I'm really torn on what to do here.   I'd like actually have some Converse basketball shorts with the Star Chevron logo. I know Marquette won't be wearing Converse anymore, and therefore I don't really want to support them.  I also know how long it was between Converse jerseys in the NCAA so I'm really tempted buy some of the gear.  You know, just incase it's nearly another decade before we see Converse jerseys again. 




I apologize for the lack of posting, it's been a wild week.  School has been really kicking my butt recently with formal observations taking place yesterday and tomorrow.  Thank you all for hanging in there with me and don't forget to follow along on twitter @TheConverseBlog.