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Friday, July 30, 2010

DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins rocking some Chuck Taylors.

I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but DeMarcus Cousins showed up at John Calipari's Pro Camp wearing some Chucks.  This by it no means he's signed with Converse, but it is interesting to note.  I've never seen DeMarcus wear anything outside of Nike and Jordan. Lets just say that I've got my fingers crossed

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Converse John Varvatos Pro Leather OX

 The new JV Pro Leather ox is a follow up to the previous JV Pro Leather's the released earlier this year.  This time they come on a Ox version featuring a milk/navy colorway.  The premium version of the Pro Leather can be found over at Zappos for $150.  Check out the pictures below.

These are a little different then the classics that Dr. J wore back in the day.  Double post today because I've been in training all week for my new job as a home hospital teacher.  The next post is promised to have a little more boogie in it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Flashback: Converse X Seattle Supersonics duffel bag

Hello world, welcome to the first Friday Flashback in what seems like forever.  Below you'll see a pretty amazing duffel bag which features the Seattle Supersonics (remember them?) and the rare Converse word mark with the star and chevron.  I'm sure a pair of white/green pro leathers would fit in there just right.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Carlos Arroyo with Converse and where I can I get that shirt?

If you been following along on twitter, then you know already that Converse has signed Carlos Arroyo. He'll be wearing the Star Player EVO during the World Basketball Festival in August. In advance of that Carlos held a basketball clinic that you can see pictures of below.  You can also read more about it here, but you'll probably need to translate it,

Okay, seriously.  Why is this shirt not on  It's a simple logo shirt, but the chevron and star work perfectly.  As a matter of fact,  you won't find the Chevron and Star on any of the apparel on  Hopefully this will be fixed very soon. 

More Good news, Carlos recently resigned with the Miami Heat, so there will be at least one Converse player on the Heat.  I still have heard if Udonis Haslem has resigned with Converse or not.

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Converse X Green Lantern Chucks

Just last week the first screen shots of  the Green Lantern movie release from EW, see above.  Now on the heels of that excitement comes a Converse collaboration with DC Comics in the form of the Green Lantern Chucks.  So far I've only seen them at Journey's so they might be exclusive to them. 

Say what you will about the Ryan Reynolds film version above, but I'm willing to hold my judgment for the movie itself.  I really like the use of the Chuck Taylor ankle patch on these, you'll see what I mean below. 

That's it for now, check back later for more updates here at The Converse Blog, and as always follow along on twitter @TheConverseBlog  Also, as you'll see I've updated the look of the blog.  I think it looks cleaner but I'm open to suggestions so hit me up in the comments below. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Converse Sea Star

Today we've got the Converse Sea Star from the Black Flag collection.  The Sea Star was first brought back in the Converse collection in 2008 as part of the Converse Century celebration.  More recently the sea star has returned as part of Converse's black flag skate collection.  A new colorway is shown below, in a classic looking navy/white colorway.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Larry Sanders with Converse?

Finally, Converse makes an apperance at the NBA Summer league.  Larry Sanders, the 15th overall pick out of VCU, opened summer league with his Milwaukee Bucks wearing the Converse Weapon EVO.   No offical word of an endorsement contract with Converse.  It does seem likely though, as only a small number of players have worn anything besides Nike or Adidas during the summer league.  Only time will tell, but hopefully he'll be part of a vastly expanded team Converse. 

In his second game, Sanders had 22 pts, 9 rebs, 2 blk, 2 ast, 1 stl. Needless to say I'm getting my hopes up for sure. Stay tuned for more updates here and on twitter @TheConverseBlog

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rune Glifberg's Converse Allston Ox

Converse skate ambassador Rune Glifberg is no stranger to having a Converse shoe with his name on it. Rune had a signature version of the Coolidge mid, but now he has his very own Pro Model shoe.  However you might not noticed it at first.  So far Rune's pro model has only been released in the ox version, going by the name of Allston.  Check it out below, and look out for more colorways and a mid version.  You can get this colorway right now at

Also, big ups to Rune who recently took home first place at Copenhagen Pro in the vert finals.  Catch video of it here.  And as always follow along on twitter for quick updates and other random thoughts @TheConverseBlog.  Thanks for checking out the blog!